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The gut is sometimes referred to as the body’s “second brain” and with good reason. Studies have shown that gut bacteria is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, the immune system and overall mood. This is because more than half of our immune system and neurotransmitters are located in the gut. That’s also why antibiotics, which lack the ability to discern good bacteria from bad bacteria, can devastate gut health and cause other issues, such as yeast infections.