There is no arguing that the body functions with a set of three brains instead of one. This discovery is monumental in reshaping our understanding of how the body functions and how best to optimize health moving forward for the remainder of human existence. The first brain, which sits on top of our head, is merely the tip of the iceberg. The discovery of these additional brains is credited to Dr. Marco Ruggiero and his team. Not only did Ruggiero and his colleagues discover these two additional brains, hidden until just a few years ago, in the lining of the gut and G.I. tract, they also discovered the inter-connectivity of all three brains by millions of neurons. Based off these relatively-recent discoveries, the possibility of a direct correlation between diet and mental health seems more plausible. This argument advances further when considering how the body processes emotion physically. When we are faced with moments of trauma or bliss, emotion can manifest itself physically in the stomach. Emotion is so much more than thoughts that endlessly spin in our minds.
The discovery of these “brains” completely redefines how emotions and mental states impact our health as well as presenting a new option when treating mental health. There should be great hope for the future of mental health now that we understand emotion as more than just thoughts trapped in the mind. With the discovery of these additional “brains” there should be a renewed sense of hope when it comes to treating mental health and controlling emotions. Now, we can look at treating mental health in more places than just the first brain. This essentially doubles the ways and places to diagnose and treat mental health in the body and is arguably as big a discovery as the world has seen. Once we understand how to treat and nourish the second and third brains, the probability of improving mental health should become all the more obvious. Guided with a new understanding that two additional physical pieces to mental health exist, it takes more guesswork out of the equation. If you can treat emotions the same way symptoms in other organs are treated, there is a major probability that real healing of the mind will occur. This has the potential to improve the overall human condition of the world for the remainder of time.