The health of your gut can be greatly impacted by your mental health.
Did you know that this « belly brain »can control your digestion… It turns out that what’s happening in your gut could actually be affecting what’s going on in your brain. “If you’ve ever ‘gone with your gut’ to make a decision or ‘felt butterflies in your stomach’ when nervous, you’re likely getting signals from an unexpected source: your second brain.” This “brain” is anything but small and is made up of 100 million nerve cells that line your gastrointestinal tract from your oesophagus to your bum. Scientists have dubbed this the enteric nervous system (ENS). Everything from Parkinson’s disease and depression to obesity and IBS has been attributed to damaged gut flora.
Humans are incredible, and our bodies are made of the most remarkable tools. We not only come equipped with an impressive brain, but we are quickly learning that the body has another way to keep our systems and thoughts in check.
Now, the next time your gut is trying to tell you something, don’t treat it like that one friend who always gives you unsolicited, unwanted advice.
LISTEN to your gut! It knows its shit.
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