Did you know you have two brains? Yes, your gut is considered to be your second brain and perhaps it is just as vital and as your first brain-the one in your head.
Here is an excerpt from bodyecology.com that explains what the role of your second brain is:
Having earned the title of the second brain, the gut is in constant dialogue with the:
- Immune system
- Brain and neurological system
- Hormonal system
- Our inner ecology
The connection between the gut and our psychology is a two-way street. On the one hand, gastrointestinal inflammation and infection can contribute to things like depression and brain fog. On the other, mental stress or trauma can cause intestinal permeability or “leaky gut.”
Everyday stress could cause harmless microbes in your body to become pathogenic! These bacteria will rapidly multiply and mutate, leaving you at risk for an infection.
I have experienced first hand of what leaky gut syndrome can do to your body and state of mind. It can cause you to feel tired and drained all day no matter how much sleep you get, your skin might become affected by having breakouts or rashes, you might have allergies, brain fog, negative thinking, depression and a whole list of other symptoms. And I wouldn’t expect a Doctor to understand that all of these symptoms could be caused by a poor diet, which causes a leaky gut. This is something that YOU have to take control of if you want to heal.