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.

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Where the personal story can be safely explored and expressed.

Ashlar Center for Narrative Arts is an arts driven non-profit organization designed to serve the Personal Story. In our workshops people create their narratives in various media. Additionally, we have a selection of easily adapted self-care practices that are necessary to foster resilience. 

We have learned over the years that  the most powerful and underused resource in our communities are its "ordinary"  people. So, our goal is  empowering  people to create the means to tell and share their stories in a culturally relevant way -- a collaborative model one in which we are all students and learners. Learning about and respecting cultural practices is very important and is our  growing edge.  We are very interested in how different communities and  cultures meet the challenges of being human. We, community members and Ashlar associates  come together to create supportive and sustainable life affirming models based in telling and honoring the personal story. 

 Our goal is to nurture relationship, encourage learning and teaching through community involvement. We are committed to creating a climate of  well-being and providing  lay people the means to become Narrative Arts Facilitators where it would best serve them and their communities.  

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