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

Where the personal story can be safely explored and expressed.         

Ashlar Center for Narrative Arts is an arts driven non-profit peace building organization that serves the Personal Story. We find that peace is a possibility the more we know ourselves and each other through narrative. We work by invitation with individuals and communities to create culturally relevant programs.  The initial program is to give form to the  personal story with and additional program of Self-care to sustain gains made in the storytelling process. The goal is resiliency and capacity building.

We use writing, spoken word, arts processes and music in the belief that all arts extend language in ways especially in creating the coherent personal story.  We start with a very specific approach to aid people in giving  voice and image to the individual story which is then extended, explored and contained in the family story -- immediate and trans-generational  -- always referring back to the collective historical context in which our stories are held. these stories are then posted in multiple platforms in the belief that as we begin to know the personal story, we find the human story that belongs to all of us.

Our goal is to empower people  to work in community in order to transcend the suffering that results from adverse events and conditions. Our goal is to extend understanding and respect cultural practices: we are very interested in how different communities and cultures meet the challenges of being human.  

Our desire is to nurture relationship, encourage learning and teaching through community involvement.  

We provide lay people the means to become Narrative Arts Facilitators where it would best serve them and their communities. 

While our work is highly therapeutic it is not psychotherapy.  Our processes lie closer to anthropology with its mythological underpinnings.

We invite you to invite us.