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This Holiday, Your Gut Can Upset Your Brain and Vice Versa!
Are you feeling that warm fuzzy feeling for the Holidays yet? It might be your gut that is cramping your style. Yes, I used the word cramping on purpose.
The latest research is overwhelmingly supportive of the neural connections between your brain and your gut. Meaning, the gut is a definite factor responsible for how good or how bad your attitude is on any given day. Feelings and gut health are closely tied together.
I was taught that Serotonin, the feel-good hormone, was primarily produced in the brain, and I’ve always been intrigued by its nearly instant release when either visual or emotional input is received. And, I couldn’t understand how it can instantly be felt in my gut? What do pictures and feelings I experience have to do with the way my gut feels?
Well, it seems that the gut is responsible for a purported 90% of the Serotonin produced and released in our body. And the brain/gut relationship is virtually inseparable. That makes more sense!
In the gut, the nerve cells are influenced by the same neurotransmitters. The gut can upset the brain just as the brain can upset the gut. The gut’s brain or the “enteric nervous system” is located in the sheaths of tissue lining the digestive tract from entrance to exit. And, that helps to explain how it seems impossible to keep emotions and digestion apart.
The Morter HealthSystem shines in both areas – providing updates to the emotional S.E.M.O. patterns from daily or long-term stress with B.E.S.T., and offering specially formulated digestive enzymes, which serve to enhance a healthy and functional gut.