Who is really in charge, your brain or your gut?
When we think of gut health usually the last thing we think about is our brain health, but we need to start.
Yup, gut imbalances have been found to trigger behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric symptoms.
Research has found that when your gut is out of balance, a chain reaction of bacterial and yeast imbalances as well as immune and neurological events can interfere with your brain’s ability to do its job.
We often only think (or in my case talk about), how correcting gut imbalances resolves pain, inflammation, fatigue, allergic diseases, autoimmune diseases and weight gain, but never how it also positively effect, and in some cases correct many brain related disorders such as autism, ADHD, OCD, depression, dementia and even Parkinson’s disease.
The gut is often referred to as the second brain, and for good reason.
Just as the brain has its own nervous system, the central nervous system, CNS, and the gut has it’s own nervous system called the enteric nervous system, ENS, these two nervous systems talk to each other.
Have you ever had an uncomfortable thought or been nervous about doing something and then your stomach starts to get upset? This is these 2 nervous systems talking to each other.
I’ll bet you never thought that you could get a nervous, or depressed or hyperactive mind from your gut due to food sensitivities or an overactive gut immune response.
Communication between the two nervous systems can work for you or against you and the only way to break the vicious cycle is to make changes in your diet and lifestyle that will result in total body as well as brain wellness.
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