Smooth Learnings – THE GUT BRAIN – How Many Brains Do You Have? Things They May Not Teach You In School

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Did You Know That As Humans We Have Incredible Technology That Resides In Just Being Who We Are?

My son has toured into a grade2/3 split class and upon his entering his 2nd week, the schedule and planning is still getting underway.

Our little dude likes to engage his neural scape and the repetition from the year prior was proving to leave him seeking further entertainment “School is kinda boring today MB” so…I take the matters into my own hands and dial in some information to distill to our little dude based on the teachings that I am absorbing from a variety of modern and consciously aware and integrity/mutually beneficial for all driven sources.

I am learning for myself about the ins and outs of optimal physiological and mental processes and upon this exploration, the question arose:

“How Many Brains Do We Have?”

Seeking the answer became instrumental in my understanding of optimizing the relationship we keep with our bodies energy.

Through simple and effective exercises, you can enhance your quality of physical living.

When school was in Mama Bex style, the first order of business was to learn about the second brain in our body, called

The Gut Brain

The gut brain is a main division of our autonomic nervous system and is called the enteric nervous system. Embedded in our gastrointestinal systems, it starts at the esophagus and ends at the smoothpoops exit.

We need not be scientists to decipher the importance of having an awareness of this aspect of how we are made.

How we nourish our bodies with food and the choices we make in terms of how we govern it with exercise and lifestyle choices will have an impact on how it functions for us.

Eating can prove to be an avenue in which unfavourable bacteria can enter our systems, and the gut brain is the function that allows us to repel such harmful substances from our systems so as to remain healthy and elevated.

Given this part of us is connected to our autonomic nervous system, our states of being impact its function.

The reason this part of our anatomy is dubbed the Gut Brain is because it has its own nervous system and when the vagus nerve is severed, it still proves to function making it an entity that works independently and in conjunction with our head brain.

It not only governs our digestive and gastrointestinal functioning it also has a direct correlation with our mental and physical well-being.

It is part of a network of nerves attached to the brain stem that perform and regulate visceral functioning.

In fact, it is embedded in our system to such an intricate degree, this aspect of our physiologies was not uncovered until the mid 19th century.

The process of digestion is a complex and divine system. The ENS (Enteric Nervous System aka The Gut Brain) provides the mechanics of mixing food particles and the musculature activity to move it through our systems.

It proves to also govern the balance of pH levels in our inner environment so that it is in a state of balance so as to facilitate the digestive enzymes to perform their functions optimally.

There need not be a huge focus on anatomy and the science of this part of our physiologies.

Awareness is enough for you to become empowered with the simple ways in which you can level up the life energy and ultimately, life experience for you and the little people in your world.

I did a little exercise with my 7 year old and whether he chooses to implement this knowledge into his daily experience, is ultimately up to him, but having the knowledge is the first key to empowerment.

That Gut Feeling – Keeping It Optimal

There are upwards of 500 varieties of bacteria in a trillion cells found in your gut.

 This is not without purpose.

It wasn’t until the 1990’s that the field of neurogastroenterology was established.

In terms of humanity and our functioning, that isn’t very long at all for us to be with this awareness and I am pretty sure that the physioloiges of our bodies and how to harness them optimally is something that could be leveled up in terms of its implementation into the public education system.

It wasn’t until I was in animation college that I discovered the anatomy of the body and became knowledgeable about my the fact that I even contained a skeletal structure and a phsiology that I can have a direct impact upon based on the choices I make in Mind and for my Body & Spirit.

Before then, it was encouraged to eat healthy, vibrant and natural foods and maintain an exercise regime and had two parents who were physicians but very rarely delved into conversation about the nature of their work.

Otherwise, the matters of the body were not matters of which I was well-informed and it wasn’t until I was in a super tight and disempowering spot of which I needed to pull myself out of, did I become quite adept in uncovering knowledge about how to regulate and optimize our bodies systems.

When I learned that the gut brain is responsible for 90 percent of the serotonin production in our systems and is formulated in the digestive tract.  Spinach, Seeds and Nuts are a good vibe for your digestive tract to boost serotonin.

It’s the feel good chemical that elevates your mood.  This should be reason enough to engage in its optimal care.

It is a super goodvibe to learn and expand with the worlds new developments and information.

To self actualize and become aware of the inherent power that exists within is one of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon yourself and your children.

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1. Exercise Has Been Proven 2 Elevate The Gut Brains Function.

When you and your kids exercise for a mere 30-60 minutes, 3 times a week then you increase the fatty acids, specifically butyrate (is that pronounced booty rate?) which proves to protect the brain from inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases.

Your gut health has a direct impact on your brain health.

Getting your kids offscreen and into life is one of the easiest ways to elevate their moods and regulation.  

You Are The Ambassador 2 Your Child(ren)

Society may be normalizing 2d screens as an acceptable avenue of governance for your chlld’s neural networks, but I am telling you, the most effective way to optimize the human body is to connect it to the natural world around it  and harmonize your body’s energies with movement, motion and deliberate care and focus.

When you run around busy in this life, if you do not weave a practice of self care into your daily goals, then however are you meant to maintain a happy existence?

2. Eating High Vibrational, Natural Foods In A Balanced Manner Will Also Prove 2 Level Up Your Gut Health.

Natural foods that grow out of our earth and are organic and naturally cultivated and produced are the best sources of nutrition that you can gift yourself with.

High fibre and whole grains are a super good vibe for your system too.

Your energy levels, your focus, how you operate depends a good amount on what you consume for fuel.

Eating clean and nourishing foods is a win for your overall lifestyle and longevity and good mood.

3. Tracking How Much Water You Are Drinking Is A Super Good Vibe.

At times, when our energies are spent or out of alignment, then we can tend to use food as a mechanism to feel grounded or an avenue as a source of comfort.

Being body aware, especially of how much water you are consuming overall in the day is an empowering awareness to be in the know with as it allows you to be in tune with yourself to decipher between hunger and thirst.

Our bodies are primarily made of water so it would stand to reason that this element is one we should be consuming as the most abundant source of liquid for our bodies to perform and function optimally.

The Belly Button method that was introduced to me by way of two books by Ilchi Lee, entitled “The Power Brain” and “Connect.”

He speaks about the importance of the gut brain and offers a great remedy for healing that involves merely putting pressure on your belly button repetitively.

You can scope out Ilchi Lees books on Amazon if its your vibe.  His techniques and information are presented in an easily understandable and straightforward manner. Also, he is just a light and fun dude to watch. He emanates a peaceful and playful healing vibe.  One that we would all do well to encompass.

Simplicity is the key and he dials it in with grace and dignity.

Understanding that you have a gut brain and that what you feed it has a direct relationship to your mood is a great motivator to encourage periodic motion of the body throughout the day.

Many tools are already established, being presented, explored and uncovered in terms of our relationship with energy and the ability to harness and rejuvenate our beings is simple and super effective and supportive to a vibrant existence.

Try it out for yourself and see what results you get.

Stay Smooth & Keep It Healthy!

 

17 thoughts on “Smooth Learnings – THE GUT BRAIN – How Many Brains Do You Have? Things They May Not Teach You In School

  1. It’s the first time I’m hearing about the gut brain and I didn’t know that it was in anyway related to out actions. I didn’t know too that what we eat helps our moods at all. I guess we all learn new things everyday.  One thing I’m sure about is that drinking good water is very healthy just like you have described here. This is a very interesting post and I have learnt alot about. Smooth learning and the got brain.

  2. Wow! This is very interesting to read on and I must say that I really found it to be worth the time spent on reading it. Gut brain is entirely new to me since I thought the human body system has only one brain and that does it all. Unknowingly, there is the gut brain tasked with some very specific features and tasks in relation to our health and growth. Great post and I really lenart a lot. Thumbs up

  3. Wow! Gut brains and gut feelings. Something great to learn on as a starter for the day. To say I found this article very informative would be an understatement because I was definitely not acquainted with any knowledge about the various emeboduments that structures our brain. So much more information to learn about and I’m glad I can get to access all of these. Exercise is surely one goof way to get us up and running and I think that is good for our health too. Thanks

  4. Thanks soich for this highly intellectual post, I find it really helpful and educative, I think eating nutritional foods along with taking fruits is one of the best way to improve the brain gut, exercise is just for mental and health alertness. I like the way you explained all the points you highlighted. 

  5. Wow, this is a really interesting article, it has widened my knowledge about the gut Brain and what it does. The Gut brain is really amazing, it has its own nervous system. Healthy feeding is one major key keeps the Gut brain functioning and health living. Thanks to you, I now know a lot about the second brain. This is really educative and sensitizing, so I’ll be useful to. Thanks for sharing

  6. I fully agree with keeping your gut healthy, too many processed foods are bad for you. They are always talking that you should read the nutrition labels on your food, I believe it is better not to buy any food that has nutrition labels. Anything that is processed should be avoided.

    Just buy fresh fruits, vegetables and meat from local suppliers, your health will benefit from it and drink a glass of water every hour, this will help with your well being as well. Start your day when you wake up with two glasses of water, this is wonderful for your intestines.

  7. People don’t seem to realize how important a healthy gut is, from my own experience i can tell you that a balanced diet and some form of exercise every week will improve your mental health in ways you didn’t think possible, it helped me climb out of deep levels of depression and was a key part for me to break a very heavy alcohol addiction.

    The best part is that if my parents had known how important this is and and showed me how to look after my body i would have never gone through the things i did as an adult. 

    1. Hey Josh,

      That is so solid that you have been able to recover from the depths of depression AND siphon off an alcohol addiction. I have been there too bud and I will agree with you that physical exercise has a huge impact on my ability to regulate and function optimally. 

      I think that if you had been educated about your body’s system in school and at home then for sure, you would be at an advantage earlier, but it is a good vibe to know that everything is as it is because it just is and it is so great that you have the wisdom and insight you can distill to others.

      I appreciate your open and engaging comment and I send you a Kudos.

      Cheers and all the very best of vibes 2 U dude!

      -Bex

  8. I totally agree with you and I think you took time to research and created a very compelling post.

    It is amazing how the body ecosystem works. When one piece is broken the whole body malfunctions. Everything is connected to each other. So, if you want your brain to work at its best, you need to make sure that your health overall is perfect. You need to exercise, eat good food, drink a lot of water, etc…… That is just the only way to have it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Adyns68,

      Yes!  That is exactly it! Everything is connected and our system should be treated as a whole – harmony in Mind and Body make for a solid Spirit. 

      Thank you for your supportive and engaging comment!

      Stay Vibrant!

      -Bex

  9. Hello there, thanks for sharing this wonderful post. The importance of exercise cannot be over emphasized as there are so many people who refuses to work out and their bodu system would also refuse to function properly. Eating goof good on thr other hand may be seen as not important by many and that’s a problem we all have to solve as well.
    Generally the importance of exercising and eating good food have been proven to be one of the most effective means by which one can develop their brain. So I’ll urge everyone to pay attention to these little things, they matter too. Best regards.

    1. Hi Dane,

      I like how you denote them as little things, as our society seems to make our physiological health something that is not widely spoken about or educated upon in schools from an early age when our bodies are the very vessels in which we will travel with for the duration of our life experience. 

      Living vibrantly is very simple, as you state in your comment, nutritious food and regular exercise will put you well on your way. 

      Thank you for your comment and all the very good vibrations of energy to you!

      -Bex

  10. Wow thanks  for sharing this amazing post. I am someone who always have a busy day from taking care ofy kids to going to work and some house chores. So many tikes I don’t eat,I skip meals alot and don’t really have time for exercises. This some times leave me very tired and my brain would not respond as I want it to when I need it. I now understand the importance of exercise an good food from reading this post. I’ll make sure I find time to do it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hey Chloe!

      Sounds like you are on the go sister friend and you are spot on that the way you nourish your body has a direct correlation on the manner in which it will perform for you, both mentally and physically.  Nourishing your gut health and having and awareness of its role in your daily functioning can really prove to empower.

      Thank you 4 your comment and many good vibes 2U and yours!

      -Bex

  11. I agree with you for the health of our gut since it’s the organ to digest all the things we have every day, so it’s quite important that we know more to keep it safe and working functionally even when we get old. To start teaching our kids to understand this is indeed helping and shaping them in a good way. For my own experience, I used to ignore my body condition when I was younger, but I started to notice and change my diet for better health of my body after I read an article like yours. Anyway, your post is reminding me of something very important and everyone shall read it!

    1. Hi Matt!

      I appreciate your supportive and informed comment. It is funny sometimes that we can carried away with the ongoings of life, but fail to nurture and care for the one entity that carries us through it.  I am pleased that after reading an article of this nature, if informs and empowers you to harness optimal health for you.

      Stay vibrant and thank you 4 your comment!

      -Bex

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