Our gut is now beginning to be referred as a second brain as it presents with a millions of neurons opening direct communication with the brain. A write-up about the study originally published in Science suggests, “…gut has a much more direct connection to the brain through a neural circuit that allows it to transmit signals in mere seconds. The findings could lead to new treatments for obesity, eating disorders, and even depression and autism—all of which have been linked to a malfunctioning gut.”
Harvard Health Publishing by Harvard Medical School also suggests paying close attention to our mental states such as stress, anxiety or worries, for they might be causing some of the intestinal or digestive issues or challenges we experience while going through unsettling times.
Given that brain and gut are locked into two way communication, toning down some of our stresses, worries and anxieties may also have direct positive impact on intestinal or digestive issues.
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