Bacterial cells in our skin and gut outnumber other cells in our bodies 10 to 1.
These "bacterial passengers" have a huge impact on our daily lives—even our brain.
Gut bacteria can influence how our body uses Vitamin B6, which has profound effects on nerve and muscle cell health.
It also appears that Autism and other pervasive developmental disorders can alter specific bacterial species in the gut.
Find out how, plus learn about the critical period during brain development when bacteria are particularly influential. Who knew?!
Read: Neuroscience of the Gut. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-neuroscience-of-gut&=