Did you know that 95% of the body’s serotonin (a neurotransmitter that stabilizes mood) is located in the intestinal lining (gut wall) and only 5% is found in the brain?
Ayurveda understood it well before modern science started talking about the importance of having diversity in the microbiome. The microbes in soil change each season which helps diversify the flora in the gut so that we are prepared to fend off seasonal flus and other invaders. This is the reason we focus on seasonal diet in Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, “YOU ARE WHAT YOU DIGEST, NOT WHAT YOU EAT”
“As children, we cope with adversity by enduring emotional stress in the digestive system, most commonly manifesting as ‘tummy ache.’ As adults, we often struggle emotionally and then aim therapies at balancing brain chemistry, overlooking the role digestion plays in mental health.” (Douillard, John).
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