Wednesday, April 20, 2005
From your Gut to your Brain
Now that the "Blogger" bug seems to be fixed, I'd like you to know that scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston have linked your gut to your brain in a relationship that goes beyond nutrition to regulate energy balance. This discovery may help in the fight against obesity. Apparently, your gut has a "language" of adipocyte hormones which your brain understands to give you just the energy you need and then to issue the message to your nervous system that you are (1) fed or (2) hungry. Food advocates should station themselves outside every junk/bad fast food restaurant in the United States, to send out signals to your gut, saying that the junk/bad fast food inside does not truly feed either your gut or your brain. Jumpin' Beans, anyone? Your gut and your brain would really love that place!