Studies are now being conducted on the analysis of the gut microbiome of infants at Ohio State's Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research to assess how intestinal bacteria interact with stress hormones. The importance of these studies by Lisa Christian, PhD, and microbiologist Michael Bailey, PhD, is to discover how stress hormones that have been found to relate to chronic illnesses later in life like obesity and asthma might start and impact the gut at an early age, and specifically how gut microbiome impacts personality and toddler temperament. The hope is to learn how to identify and prevent chronic health issues at an early age and to make positive effects upon personality and healthy development of the child. In this article, we would like to look at the development of personality in early childhood as it relates to gut instincts, all of which we see having an impact upon well being, including healthy gut microbiome. We will also touch on the new field of psychobiotics in our discussion of the relationship of the development of the child's instinctual awareness to gut microbiome and mental health.
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