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Your stomach has a mind of its own

That's not just a clever phrase. Together the stomach and the gut include over 100 million neurons. That's a sizeable brain in its own right.

You are always in two minds about food.

This brain is monitoring your food and passing messages back to the brain in your head -- many more than pass from the brain to the stomach.

So in the specialized task of eating, your mind does not have nearly the control that it usually has.

Think about it this way: if you want your hand to do something, it does it. If you want to look left, that's where your eye goes. The hand and the eye don't get into an argument with you. The stomach does. It has a mind of its own.

Take a look at this Scientific American article: The Second Brain

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