The answer to losing weight spontaneously is to make the gut smarter by bringing the enteric nervous system (the brain in your gut) back online and in control of your food choices. When this happens, the enteric nervous system (or ENS) can override the cravings and other negative effects being initiated by opportunistic gut bacteria that play into the cycle of food addiction. The best way to do that is to fix the digestive system, cultivate a gut environment that allows good bacteria to flourish, improve nutrient absorption, and reverse the brain’s neuroadaptation to toxic foods so the ENS can heal and start working again. This is a big part of what my new book, The Prime, accomplishes for you.
As your gut becomes smarter, its communication with your brain can resume and become stronger and clearer. Finally, your conscious mind will begin to remember and understand which foods are toxic. As your ENS begins to reassert its control, your body will respond appropriately when you eat something toxic or harmful by making you feel nauseated or “spacey.” Your body will immediately try to flush it out, which could result in vomiting or diarrhea or stomach pain. You will begin to notice this rejection of certain foods when your gut becomes smarter and this is precisely why weight loss won’t involve willpower. It will be spontaneous because your body will be rejecting the foods that lead to weight gain as well as flushing out the toxins that have accumulated.
The bottom line is that you don’t need more willpower. You need a smarter gut. This is why you can be smart in other areas of your life, such as in your career or personal life, but still not able to change how you eat. It is not a personality flaw. It is a gut bacteria flaw.
Even better news is this: If you thought your brain was smart before, just wait until your gut becomes smart, too. This was my biggest surprise. I always thought I was pretty smart, but once I repaired my digestion, I became smarter and more creative than I ever imagined I could be, and I see the same thing happening with my patients. So many of them launch new careers or get promoted in their current ones after completing my program. They start companies. They find better relationships. They thrive. A dysfunctional gut leads to a dysfunctional brain, but a smarter gut leads to a smarter brain and a smarter life.
How smart is the brain in your gut? How functional is your brain-gut connection? How much damage has your enteric nervous system sustained? How easy will it be for you to reverse the dysfunction and start healing? You’ve probably heard of an IQ test. Maybe you’ve even taken one. But have you taken a Gut IQ test? Take this Gut IQ test to see just how smart or dumb your gut is so that you can decide just how slow or fast to complete the program in my new book, The Prime.