Our SECOND brain!

Dr. Negin is a naturopathic doctor in Toronto with whom I went to school with. I loved this post so much that I decided to reblog it! “Our SECOND brain!” nicely sums up the two-way communication between our nervous system and our digestive system and how this communication pathway influences your health. Feel free to check out her other informative posts as well. Happy Reading!

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We feel no differently with our second brain than we do with our heads! Not only that, but these two ‘brains’ communicate with one another in such a way that the term Brain-gut Axis was coined by scientists. That is, the direct link between the nervous system and the digestive system with its constant exchange of chemicals and electrical messages. Hence what affects the stomach will directly affect the brain and vice versa!

Ever had your stomach in knots before speaking in public? Then you know the stomach listens carefully to the brain, as the entire digestive system is closely attuned to a person’s emotions and state of mind. People with irritable bowel syndrome for example suffer symptoms during times of stress and anxiety and even perfectly healthy people can have an increase of stomach pain, nausea, constipation or diarrhea during stressful life events.Gut health naturopath london ontario food allergy anxiety depression IBS irritable bowel

Another example of the brain-gut axis happens…

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Dr. Simone strongly believes that the mind and body are connected to your overall health and wellness. As a primary health care provider, her practice provides ongoing support throughout your healing journey. Her role as your Naturopathic Doctor is to assist you in discovering your needs, support you in personal growth and help you reach your health and wellness goals. With the belief that happiness and balance is possible for everyone, Dr. Simone strives to help her patients live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Dr. Simone focuses on family wellness and has special interests in women and children’s health. She has experience with reproductive health, working with women through different phases in their lives; to regulate the menstrual cycle, ease PMS symptoms, optimize fertility, provide support during and after pregnancy, maintain breast health and welcome menopause. Children have also been a primary focus in Dr. Simone’s life in both her professional role as a naturopath and in her volunteer work. She believes that setting healthy habits at a young age can be critical for long-term health and wellness.

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