The GUT-BRAIN connection. -
Over the past 3 weeks, I have discovered first hand, that there is such a strong connection between the gut and the brain. The gut is constantly communicating with the brain. Scientists even refer to our gut as our “second brain”, and if the gut isn’t firing properly, it’s going to effect the brain. -
The gut is home to the ENS and is made up of two thin layers with more than 100 million nerve cells in them — more than the spinal cord. These cells line the gastrointestinal tract, controlling blood flow and secretions to help the GI tract digest food. They also help us “feel” what’s happening inside the gut, since this second brain is behind the mechanics of food digestion.
Our gut plays a very big role in our emotions. I really didn’t even realize just how much my stomach issues affected my emotions/ mood, and how I felt mentally, until #MonarchNutrition totally changed my diet around. Suddenly I felt free. I felt like there was a big dark cloud that had been lifted. I felt so much more awake and alert. My moods had completely changed and I felt healthy. -
Then came Father’s Day, and something I ate that night, sent me spiraling. I felt extremely sick that night and the following day. But it wasn’t until halfway through the next day that I realized I had been sucked back into that dark cloudy state. I was in a bad mood and being grumpy. I wasn’t trying to be, but I just woke up that way. I didn’t know why, and then it hit me... It was the sickness that I was feeling in my gut!!
It wasn’t firing properly and it was sending mixed signals to my brain. Thus, the grumpy, moody attitude. Without me even realizing what was going on, it had already happened. But, luckily I started feeling better and have been back on track since then. Feeling great, eyes wide open, and no more Mr. Grumpypants!! All smiles!
Everything starts in the gut.
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