Great article that illuminates a growing body of evidence for little-known body processes.
It strikes me as being another endorsement of mind-body interventions – highlighting the interactivity of the brain, the gut & emotional states.
The evidence is pretty strong that mind-body interventions for conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome benefit from anxiety reduction or clinical hypnosis.
Gut Brain: The health of the gut is tied to more than digestion, with links to processes and conditions including bone formation, learning and memory, Parkinson’s disease and, in lab rats, depression and anxiety, the WSJ reports. Researchers call the enteric nervous system the “gut brain” and note that about 95% of the neurotransmitter serotonin is produced by neurons in the gut.