Your gut sometimes feels like it has a mind of its own. That’s because it has its own “brain” that influences your mood, emotions, and food choices.
Delve into the depths of your digestion: what shapes the decisions being made by your “second brain”
The surface area of your gut is bigger than a tennis court, and home to 70% of your immune system. Your gut can influence the health of your skin, heart, immune system, and overall health.
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Gut-Brain ConnectionYour intestines have their own “brain”. This “second brain” (the enteric nervous system) is responsible for managing the movement of water, minerals, and nutrients out of the gut and into your cells.
Enteric neurons control intestinal permeability, acting like gatekeepers to the substances reaching your cells. If the gut is inflamed, cell wall permeability is increased, and substances that should stay inside leak through. This causes inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation creates more inflammation, pain, and many digestive issues, which eventually lead to disease.
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There are more neurons in the gut than in the spinal cord. Many psychological, emotional, and behavioral issues, including addiction, are due to intestinal issues, driven by diet. Neurological disorders plus mood imbalances (like anxiety and depression) happen when our second brain becomes dysfunctional. The second brain in the gut is messing with the main brain in the head!
Your gut is home to your second brain, AND responsible for producing most of the signaling molecules needed by the main brain. Nearly 90% of the feel-good chemical, serotonin, is made in your gut – this means if your gut is upset, so are you!
Nearly 2kg of good and bad bacteria battle over limited nutrients, and space, on your digestive surface area. Bad bacteria disrupt nutrient conversion, impair metabolism and alter the mood. Good bacteria promote serotonin production, and slow the growth of bad bacteria – but only when they are fed nutritious alkaline ingredients!
Stress influences your gut’s ability to function. When we get scared the gut stops processing food, associated with feeling ‘butterflies’ in the belly and diarrhea or constipation. Over a prolonged period, chronic stress, or fear, reduces gut function, causing gas, bloating, and indigestion.
The microbes living in your gut rely on the food supply you give them. Unfortunately, bad bacteria have learned to manipulate our mood to make us eat food they enjoy. Some bad bacteria make us feel anxious, driving us to seek comfort foods. Elevated anger, and even violent behavior, are linked to the balance of bacteria in our gut.
Bacteria shape our food choices and the volume of food we eat. Appetite is controlled by hormones and nerves produced in the gut itself – under the influence of bad bacteria and parasites that live there! Some strains of bacteria significantly increase appetite and are linked to obesity and weight gain.
Enjoy Eating!We evolved to enjoy food, but our mental and intestinal neurological systems can’t cope with the hyper-stimulation, and toxicity, of processed foods. Fortunately, by eating alkaline ingredients, we can quickly shift the bacterial balance - you eliminate 30% of your gut bacteria with every stool, neutralize the cravings, and digestive damage from unhealthy food.
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Food is associated with a myriad of emotions, influenced by the second brain in the gut! Feelings of anxiety could be the bad bacteria inside you trying to take charge. Choosing alkaline ingredients feeds the good bacteria in your gut to ensure both brains can think clearly, and feel happy. Ask both of your brains, what would we like to eat today?