How gut bacteria can lift depression. Be sure to feed them well.

The bacteria in your gut can profoundly affect the way you feel and the way you respond to stress. This ‘gut-brain’ is able to communicate with the head-brain along the vagus nerve. If you want your brain to work well, feed your bacteria well.

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Why you need cholesterol for your mental health

Cholesterol is a significant component of the brain, where it plays a crucial role in healthy cognitive function, and protects against damage. Studies show that high cholesterol in elderly people is associated with better cognitive function. Because fat-soluble statins are able to cross into the brain and remove cholesterol, they may contribute to dementia, including Alzheimer’s.

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