I have been saying “we become what we eat” most of my life. Now a new discovery by researchers from the University of Virginia, are proving it scientifically. The team of researcher’s work may call for a reassessment of basic assumptions in neuroimmunology, which is the study of the nervous and immune systems. The ground breaking new discovery shows a direct link between the immune system and brain health. To say it another way, they have finally connected the dots.
For some time it has been known that there was a link between the gut and brain health. This latest discovery shows at last, the exact connection. It has always been thought that the lymphatic vessels which carry blood and immune cells throughout your body, stopped before reaching the brain. This new research has found these vessels in the brain, showing the connection between your brain, immune system and gut microbes are closely linked.