The Gut Connection
Newport Beach, California
We humans have a second brain. The second one, called our enteric nervous system, consists of some 100 million neurons that are embedded in the walls of the long tube of our gut, which starts at the esophagus and ends at the anus.
Our body is a dwelling place for about 100 trillion bacteria and other microbes, collectively known as our microbiome. They do many important things: break down our food, fight off infection, and boost our immune system. However, scientists are finding that they may do even more than that, and have an important role in our mental health. In fact, the burgeoning field of psychobiotics may prove to be a new treatment for those with chronic depression, and especially for those who suffer from gastrointestinal issues alongside depression and anxiety.I began taking a probiotic last year and I know it has helped my mood. I feel more resilient. I have suffered severe depression for 30 years . I isolate and alienate everyone when the darkness invaded my life . Suicide seemed my only hope of escape .
Backtrack 18 months ago ... I started taking Triplex by Plexus . A probiotic , a detoxification capsule , and a pink drink developed by an Endocrinologist to stabilize blood sugar and reduce chronic inflammation .
What can I tell you ? The veil has been lifted . I suffer depression no more and haven't thought of suicide in 18 months .
The more I ask people about the link between their gastrointestinal problems and mood disruptions, the more convinced I am of how the two brains work together.
If you are interested click on the link in my bio!