FEB 11, 2020 8:16 AM PST

The Gut: Your Second Brain

WRITTEN BY: Hilary Thompson

It turns out, "going with your gut" may be a more scientifically concrete phrase than we thought. The gut actually houses its own nervous system, which is intricately connected to our brain's nervous system, controlling a multitude of complex immune functions. Although there is still a lot of research to be conducted on the diseases associated with poor gut health, the correlation between gut health and immune function cannot be denied. Read more below, in our latest info-graphic. 

About the Author
  • Hilary grew up in New England, attending the University of New Hampshire, graduating with a degree in chemistry, with a minor in writing. She then went on to pursue her Master's degree in physical chemistry at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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