The gut is often referred to as the second brain as it’s a central hub which is interconnected to the other organs of the body.
The gut and the brain are connected via several pathways, known as the Gut-Brain Axis. This is a bidirectional link, meaning it’s a two-way street. Not only can our gut influence our mental health but our emotional state can in turn affect our gut.
For example; 95% of the hormone which controls our happiness, Serotonin, is synthesised by the cells of the gut.
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