Have you ever had a “gut wrenching” experience or felt “butterflies” in your stomach during an experience? These expressions are used for a reason because the brain gut connection is an intimate one.

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The connection is so intimate in fact that they can closely influence each other. For example think of a food, the juices in your cut will begin to secrete even before you eat anything. Inversely, if you have intestinal distress, it can also cause distress in the brain. It has been shown that intestinal distress has been linked to cause anxiety and even depression in the brain according to Harvard.

On the flip side of that, both anxiety and depression has been linked to causing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) according to Johns Hopkins. This system of over 100 million nerves from the esophagus to the rectum makes up what is called the enteric nervous system (ENS). The ENS is closely monitored by your central nervous system (CNS) which is responsible for maintaining homeostasis or rather keeping you alive.

Chiropractic Involvement

As we know, chiropractic helps to maintain a strong connection of the brain to the rest of the body. It does this by removing stress on the nervous system from vertebral subluxations. In doing so, we have seen the body be able to re-regulate itself and be able to fix anxiety, depression, and other symptoms in the body from interference.

So by removing this interference in the body, not only will you see the body function better but you will start to feel better as well. This win turn will take away any anxiety, depression or gastric distress you could be experiencing.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms listed above or think you have a disconnection between your brain and gut, click HERE to schedule an assessment to find out how we can help you or a loved one.


Yours in Health

Dr. Alex Willard

Awaken Chiropractic

[email protected]


6208 E Pine Ln, Parker CO 80138

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