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Studies: How The Gut Affects Your State Of Mind

Your emotional health is a major part of your well-being, but it’s often not as simple as avoiding stressors or just “being happy.” Many people try top-down approaches to regulate mood and focus by focusing on the brain, however they’re missing out on what scientists are now calling “the second brain” – your gut. As[…]

6 Reasons I Give My Patients Digestive Plant Enzymes

Supplementary Enzymes are essential to our Digestion! Fact or Fallacy? Do we really need to take enzyme supplements? Or is it simply an advertising campaign powered by the ever-increasing number of suppliers? This has become a topic of controversy today, and of course there are arguments for both sides. Also, if we do need to[…]

Gut-Brain: Why Balancing Your Gut Is Balancing Your Mind

  “Scientists following this line of research have become increasingly convinced that to fully understand our emotions and behaviors, we need to study the gut as much as the brain,” Dr. Siri Carpenter, That Gut Feeling [1] Are Digestive Issues Compromising Your State Of Mind? You have probably experienced your emotions cause digestive upset. But you[…]

Gut-Brain: Why Your Gut Is Called Your ‘Second Brain’

  “The system is way too complicated to have evolved only to make sure things move out of your colon….A big part of our emotions are probably influenced by the nerves in our gut,” (Emeran Mayer, Professor, Bio-Behavioral Sciences, University of California)* The Science Behind Gut Feelings Have you ever had butterflies in your stomach? Or[…]

Gut-Brain: The Happy Chemicals Machine In Your Gut

Guess Where Seratonin Is Made In Your Body?  Neurotransmitters are the brain chemicals that regulate mood, sleep, appetite, learning and memory. They can make you happy, focused, and balanced … or the opposite. And, in case the title of the post didn’t give it away, they are made in the gut. Micronutrients As Spark-Plugs To[…]