What is it
There are over 100 million nerve cells located in your child’s gut, making it a “second headquarters” of his body and enabling a direct two-way communication between his gut and brain. This two-way communication between the gut and the brain is termed as the Gut-Brain Axis.
Why is it important:
The Gut-Brain axis allows your child’s gut to communicate messages of comfort, satiety and hunger to his brain, while the brain sends the gut messages about emotions, which impacts its functioning. This axis impacts the total well-being of your child.
Your child's gut health may affect his gut-brain communication. Find out if your child has a healthy gut here.
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