How important is your Gut to your health and wellness?
We’ve all heard the saying, “Go with your Gut feeling” But did you know that your gut IS YOUR SECOND BRAIN?
The tissues that make up your brain are the same tissues from which your digestive system develops.
This connection between the gut and the brain is called “gut-brain axis.” It’s the communication between the central nervous system in the brain and the enteric nervous system in the gut. Because it’s such a close connection, what we feel (our emotions), and what we think (our cognition) have a direct link to our digestive system.
If you’ve ever had “that feeling in your gut,” you may have been affected in other digestive ways. Is this ringing a bell “nerves,”? Remember those butterflies or that horrible feeling in your gut? This was your gut telling you something your brain probably already knew.
Your digestive system is a genius! It tells you A LOT. We just need to stop and listen.