Did you know that nearly 80% of your immune system is in your gut? And that your gut (aka your microbiome) has a nervous system that is as complex as your central nervous system? Yes, your gut actually contains more neurotransmitters than your brain does! And your gut creates important chemicals that contribute to your mood and sense of well being … like serotonin, dopamine, and GABA. The nerves and neurons in your gut are actually wired back to your brain, with messages traveling in both directions, back and forth. And if those messages get blocked, for any reason, – from the brain to the gut or the gut to the brain – your health suffers.