Can You Handle a High-FACT Diet? Have you ever had “butterflies” in your stomach? Have you ever been moved by a strong and undeniable “gut feeling” about something or someone?
Known as the enteric nervous system (ENS), the gut’s brain is housed behind the mucosal lining and between the muscular layers of the esophagus, the stomach, and the small and large intestines. The enteric nervous system is a rich and complicated network of neurons and neurochemicals that sense and control events in other parts of the body, including the brain. Amazingly, when scientists counted the number of nerve cells in the gut-brain, they found it contained over one hundred million neurons – more than the number of nerve cells in the spinal chord. This is a huge source of potentially untapped intelligence.
There’s a tremendous amount of brain power in your belly. You’ve probably heard the estimates that we use less than 10% of our brain capacity. Well, the same applies for our use of the gut-brain’s potential. It’s an untapped source of wisdom, power and information.
If you think you have a problem because your brain can’t process all the contradictory information about diet fed to you by the media and the experts, think again. You really don’t have a problem. Your brain isn’t equipped to handle all that input by itself. It’s not designed to handle a “high-fact” diet. When it comes to food, we are physiologically wired to hear the gut-brain speak its mind. The head-brain plays a mutually supportive role.
The obsession that so many Americans have with “tight abs” may be a misplaced desire to use the wisdom of the midsection more proficiently.
Our gut intelligence has been underused, and perhaps even dumbed-down from decades of poor quality food, stressed eating and an ever more toxic world. So it’s time to exercise your gut wisdom.
- Are you aware of your gut’s feedback?
- Do you notice your gut feelings?
- For what does your gut-brain say your body is hungering?
Again, the enteric nervous system is capable of its own unique kind of intelligence that’s different from head brain intellect. It has its own brand of smarts that’s delivered via subtle sensations, curious feelings, instinct, and intuitions.
So, do you have the guts to listen to your gut knowing? Are you ready to hear its whispers? And if so, what does your gut have to say to you? When it comes to autoimmune disease, I’ll bet it is saying a lot!
The Health-e-Solutions lifestyle is an excellent means by which to obtain nutrients for energy, repair and proper bodily function while maintaining optimal blood sugar control. However, some people who have additional complications related to gut health, food sensitivities and allergies and additional autoimmune diseases may need to go further to correct underlying causes. That is why we created a special report called, Gut Check – Healing the Epicenter of Chronic Disease. In this 131-page downloadable, printable e-publication, we discuss potential problem areas and offer practical, natural solutions to improve health and diabetes control. Put your body in a position of strength by promoting, supporting and creating health. Get tools and solutions to help minimize consequences and maximize benefits for nutrition, environment, exercise, sleep and stress management.