These same studies are linking our feelings of stress, anxiety and severe depression to disturbances among hundreds of microbe species living in our gut that some researchers have started calling the psychobiome. This “Psychobiome” frequently referred to in this article immediately intrigued me; it’s wildly similar to the “Mind-Gut Connection” concept, suggesting that everything we put into our bodies (from intangibles, like information, or tangibles, like food) have a direct impact on our physical health - and visa versa. As stated in the WSJ article, “The microbes appear to be in almost constant communication with the brain directly by affecting nerve signals and indirectly through chemicals absorbed into the bloodstream”. CRAZY. For example, microbiologist Jack Gilbert says the feeling of “sadness” or “depression” is often associated with gastrointestinal disorders, digestive issues, and other physiological bodily “reactions”.