How to Improve Gut and Mental Health with Food
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According to Justin Sonnenburg and Eric Sonnenburg, PhDs and authors of *From the Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood and Your Long-Term Health.
- “A primal connection exists between our brain and our gut. We often talk about a “gut feeling” when we meet someone for the first time. We’re told to “trust our gut instinct” when making a difficult decision or that it’s “gut check time” when faced with a situation that tests our nerve and determination. This mind-gut connection is not just metaphorical. Our brain and gut are connected by an extensive network of neurons and a highway of chemicals and hormones that constantly provide feedback about how hungry we are, whether or not we’re experiencing stress, or if we’ve ingested a disease-causing microbe.
This information superhighway is called the brain-gut axis and it provides constant updates on the...
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