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Physiological Gut Responses and their Emotional Connections

If you’ve ever felt your stomach twist into knots and recognized you felt nervous, congratulations. You’re human!

Now that science is getting wise to the brain-gut connection, we’re realizing that we’ve been intuitively paying attention to the subtle signal of the gut for much longer than we knew. But for much of history, we’ve written off gut reactions as illogical, sensitive, and generally unsubstantiated.

Turns out, there are actual, scientific reasons for these sensations that we’ve long assumed to be emotional.

The Triple Threat Response Team to Banish Gut Distress

The elements conspiring to rob your gut’s microbiome of its healthy bacteria have a three-fold plan: 

Tamper with your digestion

Drain you of your energy

And slow down your metabolism.

Those are the effects of a standard Western diet – empty calories, ready-made meals we zap in the microwave with complex glucose chains already broken down, heavy fats, starches, high sodium…

The hallmarks of our diet choices are log-jamming our digestive tracts.

How Incense Affects Brain Function: A Study

Maybe your first introduction to incense was that kid in your high school who never went anywhere without their guitar. 

Maybe it’s always been a part of your religious or spiritual experience.

Maybe you found the smell and warmth calming, and could never quite put your finger on why. 

From the Latin “to burn”, incense in one form or another has evolved along with humanity since time immemorial.

Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.