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We have two brains and we don’t know it

A healthy gut is so important that it can influence our energy, our weight loss, but also improve our mood and intellectual performance.

Do you know that the gut, is our second brain?

Your gut can influence your behavior, your mood, your energy and even take over your main brain. If your gut is “happy” or is a healthy gut your mood will be improving so as well.

It has been proven that the gut has neurons with the same efficiency as the brain.

If an intoxication happened in your gut, you will not be able to think or focus. Lack of sleep, lack of energy, being moody, bad sensations, are some of the effects of an unhealthy gut, and the symptoms are not coming from your brain.

It’s a two-way street and the two brains are constantly transmitting information about your body. Viruses and bacteria as well can also reach our brain thru and unhealthy and leaky gut.

 

 

What are the reasons for an unhappy or unhealthy gut?

healthy gutJunk food, sugar, gluten intolerance, bad bacterias, dysbiosis, leaky gut, yeast, and one of the most common: the inflammation.

  • Bad bacterias, if they have overgrown on the good bacterias, you are in risk to have poor food assimilation. Moreover, a development out of balance of yeast, or even lot of inflammation.
    Often caused by sugar and junk food.
  • Dysbiosis, is when the floor of the gut is not in balance or in osmosis anymore, which create a lack of comfort and incapacitate its normal process.
  • Leaky gut, is a big problem caused by malnutrition which cause immunity system problems, lack of nutrients, and can create intoxication.
    A leaky gut is often the result of an inflammatory situation created by malnutrition, lack of fibers, or too much sugary food. More info from Dr. Gundry, leaky gut explanation.
  • Yeast is often ignored. Yeast is growing when the bacteria symbiosis is not good anymore, or caused by antibiotics.
  • An inflammatory gut is the most common problem nowadays and caused by sugar intake. Too much meat or lack of fibers and when neglected can cause a leaky gut, with toxins going directly in the blood system.

 

All those traumas are creating discomfort in your gut and will create discomfort in your brain as well.

 

How to clean his gut and be happy again? There are many ways to build a better gut.

Probiotic for healthy gutIn the case of bacteria out of balance, taking some natural probiotics or in supplements for some weeks, will restore normally your good bacteria dominance.

In case of overgrown yeast, stopping sugar and meat for sometimes could help the bacteria to digest the yeast.

Overall reasons, eating a good amount of fibers, like vegetables and probiotics like sauerkraut will restore your gut balance. Stop inflammation and repair a leaky gut floor.

Trying probiotics in supplements can also be an alternative to restore the balance of good bacteria in your gut, which is definitively a major improvement.

You can find here a list of foods that heal the gut.

 

Conclusion

An unhealthy gut is surprisingly the main cause for your tiredness, irritability, lack of energy, insomnia, foggy brain and it is often underestimated.

The only way to have a healthy gut is to eat healthier, eat more vegetables hence fibers.

The second important thing is to stop sugary products OR hidden sugar (glucose, corn sugar, processed food) definitively.

 

 

 

33 Comments

  1. Donyell Johnson Donyell Johnson Tue/Oct/2018

    Oh wow, I’ve never thought of the gut to be the second brain, but it makes a lot of sense. Whenever I get acne on my forehead I know I need to take better care of my gut.

  2. Sheena Moncatar Sheena Moncatar Tue/Oct/2018

    This is so informative. Nutrition fuels our mind and body and I think I have religiously kept track of what I put in my mouth. I never had any major gut problems by the way. Thanks for sharing such informative post.

  3. aisasami aisasami Tue/Oct/2018

    I never knew that the gut was the second brain. I will monitor it more from now on!

  4. Gonçalo Cruz Gonçalo Cruz Tue/Oct/2018

    Extremely good content you wrote Ben! This was everything new for me and it makes me think about eating more fish and fibers. I have to admit that I’m consuming too much meat. Something I definitely need to change soon!

  5. wajiha wajiha Tue/Oct/2018

    Wow! this is such a different perspective. I knew gut health was important but not like this! Thanx for this!

  6. Megwyn F Megwyn F Mon/Oct/2018

    These are all facts! Our gut is the next to our head brain. I am irritable when Im having minor problems with my gut before.

  7. Blair villanueva Blair villanueva Mon/Oct/2018

    Interesting thoughts about guts. I only know gut as an attitude that needs everyone to learn and use properly for their advantage.

  8. Gill Trotman Gill Trotman Mon/Oct/2018

    Very informative and well-written article. I agree with you that a healthy gut is vital to our overall wellness and plays an important part in our energy mental performance.

  9. Monidipa Dutta Monidipa Dutta Sun/Oct/2018

    This is really good and informative. You have created the article very well. Many will be benefitted from it.

  10. maysz maysz Sun/Oct/2018

    I never heard about We have two brains? HAHAHHA! This is so interesting to read. Great post!

  11. Evelyn Hernandez Evelyn Hernandez Sun/Oct/2018

    I totally agree with this. A healthy gut is so important to our health and wellness.

  12. Sasha Powell Sasha Powell Sat/Oct/2018

    Wow, there was a lot I didn’t know about gut health. Thank you for all this information.

  13. Rachael Hope Rachael Hope Sat/Oct/2018

    Some great information here. I’m always looking for ways to improve my gut health :) Thanks for sharing. Rach

  14. Jeferson Jeferson Sat/Oct/2018

    I take more fibers as i have high metabolism rate….. And i frequently defecate….. I checked with the dr and run test thinking it was leaky guts…it was not… ..findings are i have high metabolism rate……now i defecate normally after taking high fiber….. Great tips…..

  15. Ellen Ellen Sat/Oct/2018

    This is mindblowing! At first when I read the title, I was like “pffft the right brain and left brain of course.” Oh how I was wrong. I guess I find something new everyday.

  16. Adaezeboltbethel Adaezeboltbethel Sat/Oct/2018

    Really! I never knew this. this is very informative and eye opening. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Khushboo Khushboo Sat/Oct/2018

    What an interesting perspective! I have never given my gut much thought but I am glad you have introduced me to the fact an unhealthy gut can have consequences. I would love to discuss this with my doctor.

  18. eli eli Fri/Oct/2018

    Sounds like an interesting product. I didn’t know there was this much that went on in our gut

  19. Pooja Kumari Pooja Kumari Fri/Oct/2018

    I have seen my brother struggling with leaky gut and he had all those symptoms that you have mentioned above. It is really no joke dealing with these problems at a young age. We need to be careful of what we are eating because we often take a disadvantage when we are healthy. Thank you for bringing this awareness in the society.

    • Ben_C Ben_C Post author | Fri/Oct/2018

      The worst is that we don’t feel it under 30’s then our body is slower to heal and we get fatty and we get sick.

  20. Everything beautiful Everything beautiful Fri/Oct/2018

    A happy gut = happily ever after 😃. Something worth knowing. I need to cut so down on my sugar after reading this. It was very educating and helpful to me.

  21. Runcanvas Runcanvas Fri/Oct/2018

    I can totally relate to this. What I put into my body very much effects everything about me. This is a important part many runners forget to focus on too.

  22. Neil Alvin Nicerio Neil Alvin Nicerio Fri/Oct/2018

    Nice! A gut cleaner. Gotta have one of those. :)

  23. Nina Nichols Nina Nichols Thu/Oct/2018

    WOW! Full packed of information and never even heard about this yet. Well-written article that totally captured me in the first paragraph that’s why I continued reading!

  24. Indu Indu Thu/Oct/2018

    Interesting and educative post. Surely gut health matters as much as of brain in regulating body functions well.

  25. Katherine Fraser Katherine Fraser Thu/Oct/2018

    I can understand this, because when I stick to a healthier diet, I definitely feel more empowered and ready to take eon the world!

  26. Lauren Floyd Lauren Floyd Thu/Oct/2018

    Really interesting! It’s so true that nutrition fuels our mind and body, especially when pregnant. I could really feel a difference when I didn’t eat the right things.

  27. Mani Sharma Mani Sharma Thu/Oct/2018

    Wow I got new thing to learn. I didn’t know before about gut. Very nice. Thanks

  28. Luna S Luna S Thu/Oct/2018

    No I didn’t know that! But I can believe it, people always act differently when they are hungry than when they are full, and when you get to the point of starvation it can make the brain make some odd decisions.

  29. Ummu Sh Ummu Sh Thu/Oct/2018

    OMG! This is new to me! What a nice article! I just found about the gut is considered as our brain too. Thanks. I am almost sobbing for sure because this is really informative! :’)

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