Studies show that gut health is intrinsically linked to our overall physical and mental health. by nurturing our gut, we are not only looking after our digestive system, but also optimising our mind and general wellbeing.
Within our gut, there is a complex network of nerves, neurons and neurotransmitters, which form our enteric nervous system – sometimes referred to as our “second brain” due to its complexity and significance. This communicates directly with our brain (and vice versa) through what is known as the Gut-Brain Axis. Understanding this, it is easy to appreciate the importance of a happy gut!