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Dr. Josh Axe, a certified doctor of natural medicine, has a fascinating on the gut-brain axis on his website.

Here're excerpts: 

You’ve probably used the phrases “I have butterflies in my stomach,” “I have a gut feeling about this” or “there’s a pit in my stomach.” Have you ever wondered why so many of these sayings involve our brains and tummies?

"As it turns out, it’s not such a coincidence. In fact, the more we learn about the human gut, or our gut microbiome, the more it’s clear that it really is our “second brain.” You’re probably already aware that leaky gut syndrome is linked to serious conditions and diseases. But science is discovering that the connection between our guts and our emotions is just as strong."

It is a must read for those seeking to understand more about how the gastrointestinal system impacts health and peak performance. Learn More.