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. Mental health as well as physical health are two very important components when it comes to gut health. If you are suffering, your gut may also be suffering.
For example; 95% of the hormone which controls our happiness, Serotonin, is synthesised by the cells of the gut. Therefore, the more stable our mental health is, the healthier our gut is likely to be.
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