The Brain/Gut Axis of GI Evil
Butt-head? Turns out that’s not just a goofy TV character name or schoolyard insult. It’s a true mind/body connection.
Your brain and gut work together, in lock step, to run your GI tract. When you regularly eat nutrient-deficient processed foods—as most Americans do daily—you foul up your intestinal ecology, and promote growth of undesirable bacteria.
Meanwhile, neurotransmitters (electro-chemical signaling agents) in your brain start working overtime to handle the resulting GI symptoms, such as flatulence and bloating.
And eating poorly causes trouble beyond GI distress. It also strains your brain, as it works overtime in a vain effort to heal you.
This is one reason why emotionally unstable or over-reactive people (‘head cases’) tend to have digestive disorders such as ‘nervous stomach’, excessive gas, and diarrhea. Interesting connection, isn’t it?
Eat right (unprocessed organic foods, and high-quality supplements). Exercise a little every day. Find time to relax.
That’s the secret to training your brain/GI connection for health. In short order, you’ll know in your gut that you’re truly feeling great.