Our bowel is like a second brain
If the gut is healthy, the brain is happy. Our bowel is in an ongoing dialogue with the brain, which influences our physical actions and emotional state. The gut owns the body´s biggest repertoire of regulatory neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. These carry information from the bowel to the brain and vice versa. If your gut signals that everything is okay within the digestive tract, the brain will also respond with mood-lifting messengers. Yet if the gut switches over to alert stage, sending warnings to the brain, bowel function altering signals are produced in the brain, leading to an upset stomach.