Did you know you have 2 brains? “The Enteric Nervous System (ENS or gut) is analogous to a microcomputer with its own independent software, whereas the brain is like a larger mainframe.” www.softskillssuccesscoaching.com
The vagus nerve is known as the "wandering nerve" because it has multiple branches that diverge from two thick stems rooted in the cerebellum and brainstem that wander to the lowest viscera of our abdomen touching our hearts and most major organs along the way. Vagus means "wandering" in Latin. It meanders all the way down, into the belly, spreading fibers to the tongue, pharynx, vocal chords, lungs, heart, stomach, intestines and glands that produce anti-stress enzymes and hormones.
Your gut brain doesn't share its supply of serotonin with your cranial brain, but it does influence the cranial brain by stimulating the vagus nerve. This nerve descends from cranial brainstem through the neck to the abdomen, allowing for two-way talk between the gut & cranial brains.The gut is the chatty one, sending up 9 nerve impulses for every 1 it receives in return. Even with all this checking in, the enteric nervous system in the gut can operate largely independently of the cranial…
We humans have a second brain. Come to think of it, men have three. The second one, called our enteric nervous system, consists of some 100 million neurons that are embedded in the walls of the long tube of our gut, which starts at the esophagus and ends at the anus. It measures approximately nine
How the Microbes Living in Your Gut Might Be Making You Anxious or Depressed | "…the human gut is connected to the brain by the vagus nerve. Within our guts, we have what is called the “enteric nervous system” (ENS), which is so significant it is often referred to as a “second brain.”
Iridology and the Gut Brain the collarette or nerve wreath represents two things. First, it is the lining of the colon, the place where nutrients are absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Secondly, it represents the function of the autonomic nervous system.... or more accurately, the enteric nervous system. The collarette is highlighted in the following photo. http://www.naturalhealthstore.us/constipation-irritability-depression-anxiety/ #Iridology #NaturalHealthStoreUS #NSP