The gut-brain axis (GBA) consists of bidirectional communication between the central and the enteric nervous system, linking emotional and cognitive centers of the brain with peripheral intestinal functions.
Embedded in the wall of the gut, the enteric nervous system (ENS) has long been known to control digestion. Now it seems it also plays an important role in physical and mental well-being. Our gut has been called our brain.
Did you also know that many are now referring to the gut as the second brain? The gut contains more neurotransmitters than your brain and, amazingly, communicates important regulating information to your actual brain.
Stomach flu, also known as viral gastroenteritis, is a viral infection that affects the stomach and intestine. This infection could lead to diarrhea and vomiting. The four common viruses that cause stomach flu are; caliciviruses, enteric adenovirus, rotavirus, and astrovirus. These viruses can get into our system through; the food we eat or the water we drink, through utensils and cutlery, and through close contact with an infected person. Stomach flu is very contagious. Common symptoms of…