The views expressed below are his own. I recently wrote an article on ” 5 Awesome Things About Your Body ” and was pleasantly surprised to see how happy some readers were to find out that our bodies are truly special. If I were to add on to that article, the next “Awesome Thing” would probably be your digestive tract. It has incredibly difficult and important functions to perform. For example: It has a big part to play in immune system function as it’s total exposed area is about the size of a football field. Keeping it healthy will improve resistance to illness. It has brain and mood functions as about 2/3 of your brain chemical are produced in the digestive tract.
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You need guts to be happy no matter what: The importance of a healthy digestive system for enhanced immunity
The gut is home to 100 million neurons – more than what the spinal cord has. It also contains 24 minor brain proteins, major cells that regulate immune function, one of the body’s in-built opiates, and native bensodizipine. Recently there has been one more addition to the nervous system: The gut, also known as the enteric nervous system. It is ensconced inside sheaths of tissue found in the lining of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon. It is known to have an important function in regulating our emotions.
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