It’s incredible to follow the discoveries that are continuously being revealed regarding all the things that tie in with digestive health. Obviously digestion and your ability to eliminate waste are connected to the health of your gut. But do you know the gut plays a major role with many other functions in the body?
For starters, your communication systems within the body including your hormones and neurotransmitters are heavily regulated by your gut. These signals affect a wide variety of bodily functions including mood regulation.
80-90 % of your immune system lives in the gut, so when your gut is out of balance, we tend to see increased inflammation and issues with many different autoimmune and chronic diseases.
The gut connects directly to the brain via the vagus nerve, a super highway between the brain and the gut. This nerve stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system, controlling your ability to rest, relax, digest, and shut off the often overstimulated sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the fight or flight response. When your gut is in poor health, you may have low energy, fatigue, exhaustion, anxiety, and overwhelm.
The gut impacts your ability to detox and deal with the continuous supply of toxins and chemicals coming into the body and brain from our food, water, and environment. When your gut is not functioning optimally, you may experience lack of mental clarity, brain fog, memory challenges, and generally not feeling “sharp”.
Without a healthy gut it’s impossible to maintain good physical and mental health. So, if you want vibrant health, it is essential to work on gut healing.
Although this is not an overnight task, once you heal your gut you will likely feel relief in many seemingly separate areas of your life. The gut ties many of our challenges together and this process of gut healing has the potential to bring about incredible transformation on many levels.