Monday, March 19, 2012

What's Going on in Your Gut?

Known as our "second brain" with as many neurons, our intestines are critical to a healthy-functioning body. Their most obvious job, perhaps, is to absorb and process nutrition and then rid the body of what it doesn't need. Regular elimination (a form of detoxification), at least once a day and preferably more, not only keeps the intestines healthy but keeps us from becoming tired and stuck.

Our gut is also where our intuition and body act in concert to communicate important information. The heart and the gut often prove wiser than the mind in helping us to find answers to life's most difficult questions.

With so many digestive issues such as acid reflux, irritable bowel (IBS), food sensitivities, and the quality of our food compromised by GMO's, feedlots and confusing labels, how attuned are you to what's going on in your gut, physically and emotionally? Paying attention can help you heal your intestines and ward off more serious health issues as you age. You might also get in touch with what's not quite working in your life, and open up to greater possibilities.