Balance Your Heart, Brain, and Gut for Optimal Mental Health
There is an intricate communication network between the heart, the brain, and the gut. Your heart, gut, and brain can affect not only your digestion, but also your mental health. Each one of these organs has its intrinsic nervous systems. They’ve got neurons. They’ve got the whole range of capabilities to carry out their regular functions to keep your body alive. But your heart and your gut can also take on information, process it, store it,
change, adapt and learn, just like a brain. Hence the newly coined phrase “Three Brains.” Let’s start with the obvious brain, the one in your head, which everyone understands is responsible for sending signals throughout the body from breathing to movement. Your brain is also responsible for thinking, perception, and cognition. It plays a role in how you will respond to sadness, events, feelings, emotions – “I believe,” ‘I feel,” “I wish.” The second brain is the heart. How you feel about something, how your heart swells with emotion – feelings can trigger symptoms in your gut. The physical pain of heartache is a real thing. Your heart sends these messages to your gut and your brain to respond. The third brain is the gut. Your gut is extremely important for digestion and your immune system, but it also takes care of self-preservation, fear, anxiety, etc. “Butterflies in your stomach,” “gut-wrenching feeling in the pit of your gut.” Your gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotion, anger, anxiety, sadness, happiness. All of these feelings can trigger symptoms in the gut. Did you know that when your brain starts to think about food, it signals your stomach to secrete juices before you have taken your first bite? Have you ever heard someone say, “My brain tells me one thing, but my heart tells me another?” Or perhaps you’ve felt that gut instinct that told you something was off, even when your brain couldn’t spot anything wrong.
Your Three Brains Do Not Always Align
With the understanding of how closely “Your Gut,” ‘Your Brain,” and “Your Heart” work together and how intelligent each of these systems is relative to your mental health, gut health, and immune health, it makes sense to help ensure optimum function for each of these organs. Karen Jensen, a naturopathic doctor and author, believes exercise and nutrients from whole foods and supplements are effective, non-
invasive ways to support the ‘three brains’ interaction and optimize mental health and cognition. “3 Brains™” is a natural supplement line, which is developed specifically to help maintain optimal brain health by supporting the critical relationship between your 3 Brains. Daily Brain™ provides comprehensive support for your brain, your heart and your gut with five supplements (PS® phosphatidylserine, Meriva® curcumin, omega-3 EPA/DHA, grapeseed extract, high-potency probiotic) in prepackaged daily doses. Other supplements within the “3 Brain” supplement line are Memory Boost, which enhances memory and cognitive function with nutrients, extracts, and antioxidants that work together to supply the brain with energy, to protect neurons, and to defend the brain against free radical damage. Brilliant Mind™ supports cognitive health and brain function by combining nutrients that nourish both the brain and heart such as Omega-3, green tea extract, Sharp-PS® phosphatidylserine, a non-GMO sunflower lecithin complex.
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