Happiness Hormone is produced in your gut

Did you know that the largest part of your happiness hormone serotonin is produced in your gut?

There are millions of neurotransmitters in your intestine and it is constantly communicating with your brain and supplying it with what it needs to think clearly.

That is why in my practice, when helping people with their emotional challenges, we also have a close look at the eating habits.

"A big part of our emotions are probably influenced by the nerves in our gut," says Emeran Mayer, professor of physiology, psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.).

Butterflies in the stomach—signalling in the gut as part of our physiological stress response —is but one example, says Michael Gershon, chairman of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at New York–Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, an expert in the nascent field of neurogastroenterology and author of the 1998 book The Second Brain (HarperCollins).

So from now on, when you cant think strait, ask your gut! And if it has no clear answer, contact me :-)

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