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New study reports the gut microbiota can modulate serotonin transporter activity.

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by AndyPR, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. AndyPR

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    http://neurosciencenews.com/physiology-gut-microorganism-5831/

    Study available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0169303 - Intestinal serotonin transporter inhibition by Toll-like receptor 2 activation. A feedback modulation
     
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    A friend of mine has very successfully treated her bipolar I by treating the gut. She has basically been i remission for 2 years now, which is remarkable given that before that she was in and out of hospital a few times a year. So the connection between the gut and serotonin doesn't surprise me at all.
     
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    Fascinating. Are you able to give us any detail about how she treated the gut?

    Was it diet, probiotics, prebiotics, drugs ....
     
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    Almost exclusively diet. I messaged someone about it recently. I will copy the relevant bit here;

    Of course she has tried to tell doctors this, but no one is interested. I think they would rather believe she had a spontaneous and inexplicable remission than trust in her daily observations of cause and effect.
     
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    Wow, thanks for sharing this, @Cheesus. I hope your friend stays well.
     
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