KEEP YOUR GUT HEALTH by Ashlar medical dietition, Preeti Sharan

Which organ in the body has 100 million neurons and the greatest amount of the nerve transmitter serotonin?

 

 

Surprise!! It’s the GUT not the BRAIN!!

 

80% of Your Happy Feel-Good Hormone Serotonin is produced in Your Gut. Serotonin is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that is secreted by the epithelial cells that line gut,and it is therefore not wrong to assume that a change in gut health could therefore potentially cause depression, anorexia and a very commonly diagnosed condition IBS or irritable bowel syndrome. Treatment for depression using SSRI’s for the same reason can potentially trigger nausea, diarrhea and constipation due to increased activity of serotonin in the gut.

 

KEEP YOUR GUT HEALTH IN SYNC WITH SEROTONIN BY DOING THE FOLLOWING

 

USE THESE 3 foods to maintain healthy serotonin levels- Bananas, Dates and Papayas

 

USE THESE 3 supplements to maintain gut health  -Probiotics, Glutamine and Tryptophan 

 

Special tip : A dip in serotonin makes you crave carbs but L-Tryptophan, an essential amino acid; a precursor to Serotonin, absorbs best when you take it with a high fiber Carb snack.

Who We Are

                

We make art in order not to die from the truth.  

Ashlar Center for Narrative Arts  is a U.S. 501c3 non-profit arts organization designed to serve the personal story and address the trauma it may contain. Our work is educational and skills driven -- grounded in thirty years of community based experience.  

We use photos, interviews, and teach guided writing (Writing Through the Body).  For those people for whom revealing identity is unsafe, we use multi-media memorial building to contain and share the story in an abstract or symbolic form. Our goal is that of Witnessing and facilitating the creation of a coherent narrative for our students toward well-being and resilience. 

Following from our initial work with Story, we collaborate with students to create a culturally relevant Self-Care program facilitated by them and supervised when necessary by skilled professionals. 

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