Be Still Posted February 21, 2006 Report Share Posted February 21, 2006 The autonomic system has three parts, not two, according to Dr. Gershon. The third part is the gut, so Dysautonomia and the gut are unalterably intertwined.Lots of people here are fascinated by research, so here?s a topic if you, if you haven?t already looked at it. I spent the last seven years with a holistic doctor who totally focused on the gut as the target for all illness (healing it and only eating what it could handle.) It gave me an interesting perspective.I?ve tried to read Dr Gershon's book twice but my brain couldn?t get past chapter one: ?The Second Brain : A Groundbreaking New Understanding of Nervous Disorders of the Stomach and Intestine? by Michael Gershon.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006093072...glance&n=283155I found a paper on it from a medical publication, but I?d need it related to me in layman?s terms. http://www.hosppract.com/issues/1999/07/gershon.htm Here?s a small, easy to understand article http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/pt...501-000013.html and another somewhat more extensive. http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/biology/b103/...2/partner2.htmlWhat fascinates me is that Dr Gershon holds to the idea that the ANS has three parts (maybe all doctors do), sympathetic, parasympathetic and enteric (gut), and serotonin is a huge factor on the enteric (ENS) side ("95% of all serotonin in the body is in the gut, where it triggers digestion.") Also, the ENS can function without help from the spinal nervous system or brain (animal intestinal cells operated independently in a petri dish, or something.)There are lots of gut problems with Dysautonomia. Many take SSRI's, which can assist or trouble the gut. Dr Gershon recommends small doses for IBS. I?m coming from a background of looking to the gut first to solve sx. Anyone else? Just wanted to open up the topic for discussion, how Dysautonomia affects your gut, how seriously you take it, what you do, etc. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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