"The Ultimate Guide To Functional Gut Health - Lets Talk About Happiness " by Frances Flannery now available on Amazon.com.
Why Is the Gut Linked To Happiness?
Happiness is intrinsically linked to your gut because 95% of serotonin is produced in the bowel. But as humans, we all share a universal fear and embarrassment of the functions of the bowel. (Even my Chihuahua looks embarrassed when she passes wind). Could it be that we are so terminally embarrassed by our own inner workings that we are missing a major piece of the gut health puzzle? World Health Organisation figures show that 1.8 million people are affected by colorectal cancer per year, making it the second most common form of cancer.
Functional gut health has two stages. The first is to clear away the old and the second is to introduce the new. But most gut health programmes go straight to step two which is why they are not as successful as they might be in theory considering how much scientific evidence exists about wellbeing and its link to the bowel. After 10 years of working with thousands of clients at Vitality Centre, I have come to believe this . And so I have written this book to share my experiences with those who wish to empower and educate themselves on how to achieve wellbeing and restore balance through modern functional gut health practices.
It is the improvements in people that I have witnessed first-hand that have inspired me to keep going and to stay fascinated and determined to profile gut health and establish internationally accredited functional gut health training, an endeavour which took 4 years, so that those who want to train in functional gut health treatments can now do. Ireland is leading the way in gut health research. In 2014 researchers at UCC took stool sample microbiomes from professional rugby players and found that they contained a richer diversity of gut microbes and a strain of bacteria linked to lower rates of obesity when compared to healthy but nonathletic men. (Perlmutter, 2011)
Science recognises the gut as perhaps the most fundamental wellbeing organ of the entire body and this book aims to help you to use that knowledge to improve your wellbeing. Thank you to all my clients. You have been my teachers and my inspiration.
Yours in health
Pioneer of Functional Gut Health & Founder Of Vitality Centre Clinic