My initial inspiration for this post was to write about the meaning of the phrase “You should trust your guts”, and how we use it in our daily lives, and relate the story to a resent experience I had where with both hands in my head I said to myself “I should have listen to my guts”. But investigating and reading a little bit more further about the topic, I found a few interesting facts that made me change the focus I was going for with this post.

Trust your gut” is a common advice we give or receive from people, that means trust you inner voice or trust your intuition when we have to make a decision or face a situation. But did you know that scientist say that what our guts think is actually right, and they are smarter than what we think they are. For what I read, our guts are actually like an independent entity inside our bodies that can see things that our brains are not able to capture, and is the only organ system in the body that works without supervision of the brain. According to Deepak Chopra, a very famous neuroendocrinologist specialized in the study of the brain chemistry, our guts have their own nervous system and when we have a gut feeling is actually every cell in our bodies telling us what we should do.

Moreover, he number of brain cells contained in our guts are higher than the ones found in the peripheral nervous system or the spinal cord, and their nervous system do not have the ability to doubt itself like our central nervous systems does; so when We have a gut feeling is apparently every cell in our bodies telling us what is the right option for us.

Also, our guts are the ones who perceive the emotions and tell our brains how to feel about it and not the other way around. 90% of the fibers of the vague nerve, which is embedded in our guts, carries information into the brain and not the other way around. So, what people say that love enters through the stomach might actually be true. Besides that, 70% of our immune system cells are in our guts; so they certainly know what is good or bad for us, and instinctively attack what is wrong.

Well, this all for now, but I hope you found this post as interesting and funny as I did while writing it. Have a good moment and don’t be a stranger!

Published by Victoria Miranda

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