Re: Second Brain?

From: Ralph Lewis (
Date: Mon Nov 06 2000 - 14:45:33 MST

Barbara, it make a lot of sense. The same medication that cured my CFS also
cured my IBS. I was surprised that so many neurotransmitters that you
associate the CNS also have GI track functions. Both my primary care
physician and gastroenterologist confirmed this and refer to the gut as the
"second brain" in terms of the number and activity or neurological cells.

Best Ralph

At 03:10 PM 11/06/2000 -0600, you wrote:
>On Mon, 06 Nov 2000 15:08:49 EST writes:
>> Saw an interesting article at:
>> Credible, quakery, or too soon to tell?
>I saw the original article in GEO magazine, but my understanding of
>German is limited, so mostly all I could do was look at the pictures. I
>have some interest in non-brain neural activity, though.and have done
>some research on it.
>If you're interested in learning more, do a search on Michael D. Gershon.
>He's at Columbia University and has done more in this area than probably
>anyone else in the world. He wrote an article for *Hospital Practice*
>that was published last year ("The Enteric Nervous System: A Second
>Brain") and he also has a book called, I believe, THE SECOND BRAIN.
Ralph Lewis, Professor of Management and Human Resources
College of Business
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California

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