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Residents of Baldwin County Want To Know if The Gut and Brain Are Connected?


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Did you know that your gut is also known as your “second brain”? This enteric nervous system is hidden within the walls of your gastrointestinal tract from the esophagus to the rectum. Here at The Gut Authority, we value the importance of understanding this “second brain” and how it can impact your emotional health. We want to help you establish a proper balance within your gut, and support your gut-brain connection, so you can benefit from it’s the little-known relationship to your emotions.

What Does this Gut-Brain Connection Control?

The enteric nervous system is a complex system of nerve cells that are responsible for every aspect of digestion. It controls the release of enzymes that aid in digestion and signals an increase in blood flow to help with nutrient absorption. This system can also trigger emotional changes in those with IBS and other gut health issues. 

Science has discovered that when your gut is inflamed, it can send signals to your brain that trigger mood changes. These findings help us to understand why many people who suffer from chronic gut problems also suffer from anxiety and depression. This also explains why antidepressants sometimes help calm symptoms in those who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

A Healthy Gut and Healthy Brain

It’s always been thought that anxiety and depression cause problems in your gut. However, it can be the other way around. Gut problems can be a cause of poor emotional health. Traditional doctors rely upon medications to treat both of these problems. But, often this is just a band-aid on a bigger issue.

We take a holistic approach to your health and understand that everything you eat and drink impacts your overall health. Our goal is to not just treat the symptoms, but rather get to the root cause. A healthy gut means a healthy you and a happier outlook on life.

Link Between Gut Health and Emotions

Poor gut health has been proven to trigger emotional changes and mood issues. It can also cause you to have trouble focusing and cause memory problems. There has been evidence that the “brain in your head” and the “brain in your gut” interact with each other and are far more connected than we think.

How to Have A Healthy Gut

You can see why having a healthy gut is so important to your health, especially your emotional health. Here are only a few of the things you can do to take care of your gut such as:

  • Drink enough water
  • Have a healthy sleep routine
  • Get plenty of exercise
  • Limit the amount of artificial and processed foods you eat
  • Take probiotics daily and eat foods that are rich in good bacteria such as kiefer

All of these things interact with each other to help you not only have enough good bacteria but also to ensure that you have a healthy balance of diverse bacteria in your gut.

Call Our Team Today

The Gut Authority can help you get your health back on track. Our team wants to see you thriving with a healthy body, a healthy gut, and a healthy mind. If you’re ready to get started then give us a call today to set up your appointment.

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