The Second Brain!

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The gut is often referred to as the “second brain” due to its complex network of neurons, known as the enteric nervous system (ENS), which rivals the number of neurons found in the brain of a dog. With approximately 200 million neurons, the ENS is a sophisticated system that can operate independently of the brain, […]

Stress and Digestive Function

The connection between stress and digestion is well established and has been studied extensively. When we are stressed, be it physical or emotional, our body goes into “fight or flight” mode, a physiological response that prepares us to either confront or flee from a perceived threat. In this state, our body redirects blood flow away from non-essential systems, […]