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It's a gut feeling. — berry smoothie

IT'S A GUT FEELING

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IT'S A GUT FEELING

If you’ve ever “gone with your gut” to make a decision or felt “butterflies in your stomach” when nervous, you’re likely getting signals from an unexpected source: your second brain. Hidden in the walls of the digestive system, this “brain in your gut” is revolutionizing medicine’s understanding of the links between digestion, mood, health and even the way you think and therefore decisions you make. 

Researchers are finding evidence that irritation in the gastrointestinal system may send signals to the central nervous system (CNS) that trigger mood changes.These new findings may explain why a higher-than-normal percentage of people with IBS and functional bowel problems develop depression and anxiety.

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