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There are so many fascinating things going on within our bodies—especially inside our guts—and it’s a shame most people don’t know more about how things work. So today I’m going to share with you some surprising facts about your digestive system.

Listen in to learn a wide array of interesting information about your enteric nervous system. You’ll discover everything from how the gut and brain communicate to the surprising length of your digestive tract, as well as lots of fun tidbits along the way.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why the enteric system is commonly referred to as the body’s “second brain.”
  • The reason we have more nerve cells in our guts than in our spinal cords and peripheral nervous systems.
  • What Dr. Christine says is the root of our sensation of having a gut instinct.
  • The surprising thing research has found about communication between the gut and the brain.
  • How much bacteria lives inside you.
  • Where 90% of serotonin is made.
  • How long you should chew your food.
  • A simple and easy way to keep your mouth clean.

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