Have you ever been deeply concerned about a decision? You work it over in your brain, separating the pros from the cons. Then suddenly, you throw the T-chart in the trash because you know exactly what you want to do. When asked to explain how you made your choice, all you can say is that you had a “gut feeling”. It’s that sensation you experience when your intuition speaks to you and tells you exactly what to do.
But how do answers manifest in the gut? It may surprise you, but your gut is home to around 100 million neurons—and has been dubbed the second brain. In fact, there are a number of studies that prove the gut microbiome directly influences the brain, including emotions and perceptions.
Our community of good bacteria communicates with the brain and can help balance mood disorders, like depression. It can also increase levels of GABA, a chemical in the brain that controls anxiety. Maintaining and increasing the good bacteria in our bodies can improve our mental health and well being, making us happier and healthier.
One way to support this natural process is by consuming cultured foods.
- Enhance your memory
- Cleanse the body of waste
- Balance your internal chemistry
- Attack toxins
- Create alkalinity
Developing an intimate understanding of the mind-body connection and introducing fermented foods into your diet can help you heal, make heart-centered decisions and navigate your beautiful life.
Join me on April 9 & 10 for the “Follow Your Gut” weekend workshop! Inspired by The Desire Map, this 2-day event features Goal Setting with Soul, a Fermentation Lesson and a Guided Yoga + Mediation Practise.
Click here for details and to sign up.