Updated: Nov 26, 2019
There has been lots of talk recently about what has become known as “gut-health.”
Hidden within the walls of your digestive system is what is known as “your second brain” and this “brain in your gut” is changing the way that we look at the links between mood, digestion, health and even the way that you think.
Does Disease Begin with Gut-Health?
The answer is “NO”. Not all the diseases start in the gut. For an example, it doesn’t apply to the genetic or inherited diseases. But, there are evidences that lots of chronic metabolic diseases do begin in the gut.
Your Second Brain and Why It Matters
This “little brain” is called the “enteric nervous system” or ENS and it comprises 2 thin layers of over 100 million nerve cells that line your GI tract from your esophagus to your rectum.
The ENS controls digestion, including swallowing to release enzymes to help break down food and aids with nutrient absorption and elimination.
Sign of an unhealthy gut -