But besides the central nervous system, which consists of those two organs, our bodies also contain the enteric nervous system, a two-layer lining with more than 100 million nerve cells that spans our guts from the esophagus to the rectum. The enteric nervous system has been called “the second brain,” and it’s in constant contact with the one in our skull. That’s why just thinking about food can lead your stomach to start secreting enzymes, or why giving a speech can lead to your feeling queasy.
A free series starting tomorrow *5/21/20 and runs through May 27, 2020, providing "The Science of Self-Care, Social Connection and Lifestyle Medicine to Heal your Body & Mind". Click here to register!
Just saw this in my email and thought "why not" try it and share it. How many of us good use some feel good "LOVE IS MEDICINE" mojo right now? I know I could.
Here is a bit more from the registration page: "How we are loved, how we love each other and how we love and care for ourselves not only impact chronic disease but also resilience, depression and anxiety, sleep issues and performance. Self-care is the true health care!
The naturopathic philosophy honors what is called the Vital Force, that invisible force that guides all living things towards growth, betterment, compassion and healing. It is love. I believe health is our God-given birthright, our natural set point and that we are designed to thrive and heal, and are given everything in nature to do so. This journey of Love is Medicine will help you get back to who you really are so that through accepting the love around you, though practicing the self-love of self-care and self-accountability, you will heal all areas of your life."
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We Need to Devalue Being Busy and Start Valuing Rest and Mental Health
“Our 24 hours are not created equal. Privilege plays a huge role in how our hours are used. When you have the means to hire someone to clean your home, buy pre-prepared meals, drive your children to school and generally have the financial capability to outsource menial and tiresome tasks, you add time to your day. Because instead of doing the dishes or folding laundry, all of a sudden, you have time to manage your tasks or work toward turning your passion project into your full-time job.” Click here for article.