Probiotics Improve Cognition for Fibromyalgia

Can a probiotic help you think if you have fibromyalgia, a disorder known for its cognitive issues? Perhaps so says a new study.

As probiotics continue to gain their deserved recognition in helping to alleviate and mitigate various issues originating in the GI tract, they are now also being considered for therapeutic use for a range of other conditions. It appears that this enteric system with a "brain" of its own has more influence over brain processes – which include thinking – than previously believed. For instance much of our neurotransmitters are manufactured in the GI tract. This fact alone means your GI health is linked to the health of your brain and nervous system.

With this knowledge in mind, a team of researchers in Spain hypothesized that fibromyalgia (FM) may benefit from probiotics, stating their use "might be a new treatment that could improve the physical, psychological and cognitive state in FM."
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July 2018 Contest Winner!

Molly tells us why she wanted to win this book...

I would like a copy of this book because I’m always interested in new and/or pertinent information about Fibromyalgia as my three sisters and I have this condition, in varying degrees and in similar but varied ways. The book would benefit all four of us as we regularly share information about this topic and others.
...and she won! Congratulations!

By Molly B., Washington
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