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The brain in your gut:

By Ezra Klein  | October 19, 2010; 1:37 PM ET
 
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i learned a long time ago, that there is a brain in our gut.
that is why we feel anxiety, anger in our churning stomachs....
and there is a brain in our heart, which is why when we are sad, we feel physical hurt in our heart.
every part of us, is sentient.
we dont need a scientist to tell us what we know.
people stop listening to their stomachs and hearts and listen to much to "latest research."
i dont agree that we are cooktivores.
bananas, apricots,plums, canteloupes, watermelons and more fruits and veggies than we can name, are completely digestible and healthy for our systems.
and our molars are just fine for eating pineapple and carrots and lettuces.
cooking is not the healthiest thing for our bodies.
i dont believe him. no matter what the research may prove.
bananas are perfect just as they are.
so are blueberries.
so are strawberries.
i dont believe we are cooktivores.
we live in a garden of eden. and everything that we need is here, and we dont need to be "concoctivores."

Posted by: jkaren | October 19, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

also,
chewing for long periods of time, stimulates the salivary glands, which is an essential part of our digestion.
cooked foods dont usually allow for that.
raw foods are healthy and good for you.
i am taking some of his thoughts, with a "grain of salt."
"." (grain of salt)

Posted by: jkaren | October 19, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

There's a Housman poem:

The stars have not dealt me the worst they could do:
My pleasures are plenty, my troubles are two.
But oh, my two troubles they reave me of rest,
The brains in my head and the heart in my breast.

Oh grant me the ease that is granted so free,
The birthright of multitudes, give it to me,
That relish their victuals and rest on their bed
With flint in the bosom and guts in the head.

Posted by: khuxtable | October 19, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

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