the brain. Every time you think or feel, or do several involuntary processes The 100 million neurons in your skull conduct electrical signals to transmit and carry messages between them. Problem at the end, you! And everything you do It is the most complex, necessary and distinct organ in the body, as it is the center of the nervous system of all vertebrates. But what if it is what you think and feel Not only is it under the control of the brain and central nervous system, but there is another brain Didn’t you know about it? The brain uses the vagus nerve to connect and communicate with many parts of the body This includes the vocal cords, the heart, lungs, and most of the digestive tract. This nerve is also used to carry messages (fight or flight) that explain Why you might experience chills, a racing heart, shortness of breath and stomach ache when you are very anxious or tense.
But while this wide network sends signals Continuing from the brain to the rest of the body, the researchers observed that 80-90% were nerve fibers Found in the enteric nervous system they actually go from the gut to the brain. In fact: the enteric nervous system, which consists of an extensive network of neurons It controls the entire digestive tract, from the esophagus to the anus You don’t need a brain at all. When the vagus nerve is severed, the enteric nervous system He is able to regulate and direct his digestive reflexes, because he has A synaptic group of neurons. It’s your second brain, and it controls you More than you can imagine. From an evolutionary perspective, before modern protocols for food safety, they were our choices The major revolves around the food. Is it safe? Is it causing me illness? Will it give me energy? For this we need a direct line of communication between the gut and the brain. For example: Fats and sugars are good sources of energy for the body, so we developed mechanisms Let’s stimulate the brain to release the neurotransmitter dopamine (feeling happy) when we eat Foods high in fat and sugar, which makes us crave them constantly.
Your interest in the enteric nervous system will increase when you realize that The bacteria in your gut secrete over 50 percent of dopamine in your body Ninety percent of serotonin, the neurotransmitters that have a severe effect on mood, happiness and pleasure. These bacteria manipulate cravings and eating habits to ensure their survival. Your diet determines which bacteria will grow, and consequently, which bacteria thrive In your gut it can send signals to the brain through the vagus nerve to tell you to keep eating The food they like. It is for this reason that some scientists have suggested treatment with probiotics (probiotics). Or culture of fecal germs (from a healthy donor) may be an effective solution in treating overeating by eliminating Some of the bacteria that create a craving for foods high in fats and sugars.
In fact, current research points to a gut with healthy microbes as a strong predictor For mental and mental health. Mice raised in sterile environments without the presence of bacteria Occupying its gut, it showed social traits similar to those seen in humans with autism When the researchers studied their brains, they found significant changes Levels of serotonin and a special protein linked to learning and memory formation. But after feeding mice with probiotics to help them develop healthy microbes Symptoms eased, her intestines took control of her behavior. In a 30-day study, people who ate yoghurt containing probiotics (probiotics) were compared to a decrease in anxiety levels.
And depression compared to those who consumed milk that did not contain bacteria. In another study, it was found that mice fed a specific type of bacteria had a lower level of stress hormones In her blood, and did better on tests of learning and memory. But while Researchers severed the vagus nerve, all of these improvements disappeared, and the bowel was back in control On her emotions. Studies have shown that stimulation of the vagus nerve at different frequencies, by implantation A small pacemaker may help patients with treatment-resistant depression, by simulating Vagus nerve activity in a person with a healthy intestine. And the main role of the intestine does not end here Given that large social groups increase the likelihood of gene transmission (for both our genes and bacteria) Researchers now believe that the microbial mechanism of action partly promotes positive social behaviors. Healthy gut bacteria may lead to greater resilience to negative emotions than others This makes you more forgiving and gives you a better ability to build strong social connections The result improves your chances of conceiving. All thanks to your second brain! Translate Team Translate @ autrjim