ENS…Your Gut-Brain Intelligence

headbrain-gutbrainDid you know that you are really sporting two brains? That’s right. The human body actually has two brains…one that we are most familiar with in our heads…and another in the gut that most people are not even aware of.

Within the human body is a nervous system that is so complex it has been dubbed the second brain. With an estimated 500 million neurons and around 9 meters long it stretches from your esophagus to your anus.

This second brain is your enteric nervous system (ENS) that has its own unique kind of intelligence…different than your head-brain intellect.

It has long been known that this intelligence controls digestion…however it also plays an important role in your mental as well as physical well-being. It is part of the autonomic nervous system…the system of peripheral nerves that control visceral functions. Although you are not conscious of your “gut” thinking, it helps you sense environmental threats and influences your responses.

Our gut intelligence has been way under-valued and under-used from years of poor quality food, stressed eating habits and a world that gets more toxic by the day. It’s time to exercise gut wisdom…to listen to and ask your gut for feedback…to appreciate the wisdom it offers.

They say that only 10% of your brain is actually used and functioning…the same goes for your gut-brain…it is an incredible source of wisdom, power and information that is nearly ignored.

Most times the when focusing on the belly it’s all about “how tight” or firm it can get…it’s about creating that six-pack. But, the smarter move is to concentrate on making the belly smarter before you try making it harder.

The smarter your gut is the easier it will be for your belly to find proper tone and tightness.

Your head-brain is not wired to handle the influx of diet information that is constantly fed to us by the media. That’s when we need to be listening to our gut-brain speak and allow the head-brain to play a supportive role.

If animals are wired to know which foods are the best nutritional choices then certainly we as a higher evolved species have an even higher intuitive knowing.

Your head-brain was created to do your conscious thinking…your decision making. The second brain is not meant to “think” through great processes  in the same way as your head-brain…your gut-brain was created to “feel” the inner world and that’s why when we get “butterflies” for one reason or another…we feel it in our gut.

Currently there is on-going research investigating how the gut-brain mediates the body’s immune response because nearly 70% of our immune system is aimed at the gut to expel, kill and rid the body of foreign invaders.

Bottom line is there is more than one brain doing your thinking. Your behavior, moods and decisions are not subject to your head alone. Both brains are created from the same tissue when the fetus is developing and both must be addressed if you are looking to improve your mental state and your physical state.

It does not take a genius to realize that slimming down the right way just once makes more sense than being on a perpetual diet and being perpetually frustrated…all with less than expected results.

If you are tired of the yo-yo cycle of dieting and you’re ready to take that weight of once and for all and keep it off I can help. “Rebound Free Weight Loss” is a comprehensive program developed for people just like you that are finished with the “diet” game and ready for some real lasting results.

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