The Gut Brain

The Gut Brain

If you seek to be one of the Chosen, simply choose yourself!  And if you haven’t already done this, you can choose yourself right now. Choose to be a True One; choose to LOVE and BE LOVED; choose to follow your Heart’s Knowing at all times. (Author Unknown)   I just returned from our International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT) http://www.i-act.org convention in Portland, OR – and I am pumped!  Our speakers were incredible, and James and I were met with open arms as we demonstrated to colon therapists from all over the world, our techniques with Energy Medicine and the Original Body Work with Colon Hydrotherapy.  The response to our work was beyond our expectations – a confirmation that we are truly on the right track! Brenda Watson, ND, CNC and CEO of Renew Life Products and New York Times bestselling author and foremost authority on optimum nutrition and digestion, addressed the convention with incredible information on “The Gut Brain.”  In past Newsletters, I have addressed the Enteric Nervous System or Gut Brain.  This is my love and interest as we use Energy Medicine during colon hydrotherapy sessions to access this brain to balance energy for healing and health. I love Energy Medicine and Colon Hydrotherapy. Energy is all there is – E=MC2 and “we are a latticework of energies.”  (Donna Eden) When we learn the simple and easy principles of energy medicine, we can optimize our body’s natural capacities to heal itself and stay healthy.  When we learn about our body’s energies, we can bring renewed stamina to a tired body, vitality to a weary mind, reduce anxiety and immobilize inner forces that will enhance health, empower the mind, and brighten the spirit. So let’s talk a little about this Gut Brain of ours and explore the importance of Energy Medicine and Colon Hydrotherapy. Ever wonder why people get “butterflies” in the stomach before going on stage?  Or why an impending job interview can cause an attack of intestinal cramps?  And why antidepressants targeted for the brain cause nausea or abdominal upset in millions of people who take such drugs? The reason for these common experiences, scientists say, is that the body has two brains — the familiar one encased in the skull and a lesser known but vitally important one found in the human gut.  Like Siamese twins, the two brains are interconnected; when one gets upset, the other does, too. The gut’s brain, known as the Enteric Nervous System, is located in sheaths of tissue lining the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine.  Considered a single entity, it is a network of neurons, neurotransmitters and proteins that zap messages between neurons, support cells like those found in the brain proper and a complex circuitry that enables it to act independently, learn, remember and, as the saying goes, product gut feelings.  (Sandra Blakesley) The brain in the gut plays a major role in human happiness and misery.  But few people know it exists, said Dr. Michael Gerson (The Second Brain), professor of anatomy and cell biology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medicine Center in New York).  For years, people who had ulcers, problems swallowing or chronic abdominal pain were told that their problems were imaginary, emotional, simply all in their head, Dr. Gershon said.  They were shuttled to psychiatrists...

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