Did you know that your gut is considered your second brain? Did you know that about 50% of the dopamine and 90% of the serotonin neurotransmitters in your body are produced in your digestive track?
Before human being’s brain developed the newest part of the brain, the third outermost layer called the cortex, the gut served as the guiding brain. “Gut instincts,” “I feel it in my gut,” and other such sayings developed from that and still true today when you listen to the messages coming from your gut. (more…)
Being mindful, paradoxically, is more likely when you are dieting or on a cleanse, as you pay more attention to how your body feels and the food you are eating than when you’re not on a diet. When dieting, you might notice you’re feeling jittery, hyped, hungry, or tired. You might notice the pre-packaged food is tasty or tasteless, salty or needs some, filling or not. You might notice how food smells more now and find you can’t eat it. You might notice how often you think to grab for a handful of something now that you are on a 3 meal a day plan. You notice the hunger.