Is the gut our second brain?

Research has found strong links between the human brain and the gut, so much so that the gut is often called ‘our second brain’

The human gut has its own complex nervous system and produces the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter serotonin, just like the brain does. 95% of our serotonin is found in the digestive tract, and this is released when the intestines are full of food to make the gut contract around the food and move it along.

When the digestive systems isn’t happy with food, it increases the amount of serotonin released in order to make the gut move faster.  This results in diarrhoea to clear out the food more quickly and the increased contractions of the bowel can result in the pain and cramping associated with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

IBS and digestive problems are increasingly common and on the increase.  If you have been suffering from the symptoms below, which are affecting your life and would like to address them, then the Nutritional Therapy Clinic’s expert nutritionists are here to help.

Our nutritionists can offer 1 hour 15 minute consultations to discuss and find a nutrition based solution to your IBS for £150 at our London clinic and £90 at our Colchester clinic.  Please email emma@thenutritionaltherapycliniclondon.co.uk for further information or call on 0203 907 6848 to discuss your IBS issues.

*Disclaimer: The information and advice provided by The Nutritional Therapy Clinic is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Any person suffering from conditions requiring medical attention, or who have symptoms that concern them, should consult a doctor. Testimonials on this site regarding weight loss and other issues are examples of what we have done for other clients and of what some of our clients have said about us. However, we cannot guarantee the results in any case. Your results may vary and every situation is different. Please see our disclaimer section for further information.

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