The Gut: Our Second Brain Video
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The Gut: Our Second Brain (2013)

Only available in Canada, United States
54:53
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For a few years now, scientists have known about the existence of another brain within our bodies – billions of connected neurons, molecules (neurotransmitters) that transmit orders and induce independent reactions. This second brain, or "brain down below," is none other than our stomach.

It can function totally independently and carries out far more than just digestion. It reigns over a spectacular colony of one hundred thousand billion bacteria (our gut flora) whose activity is thought to have an impact on our personalities and decisions, and our shyness or temerity.

Even more astonishing: certain diseases of the brain, like Parkinson's disease, for example, could stem from the degeneration of our intestinal neurons. And we could even treat our stomach pains with hypnosis – curing our stomachs by "talking to them." All these major discoveries have revolutionized our approach to an organ that was previously considered to be dull and passive. The stomach's intelligence is a new avenue of research that is fascinating research teams the world over.

Cecile Denjean
English, French, Chinese and German with English subtitles

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pearl4j, posted on July 17, 2016

It seems Gaia tv is mainly for the USA ???? The best ones are restricted to Canada and US, even this documentary.......WHY.....please explain?????

info36, posted on July 17, 2016

Why are there so many great documentaries on Gaia that are only available in Canada & US? We're paying the same monthly subs here in Europe and yet we can't get the same access. This seems unfair and is pretty frustrating.

a2cd, posted on September 22, 2016

poppysmock, posted on July 6, 2016

I'll never look at my gut the same way again.. this calls for a whole new level of gut care!

Loveisforgiving, posted on June 18, 2016

Thanks for this video, it gave me amazing insights! thank you thank you thank you

thatcrazytoaster, posted on June 13, 2016

Please provide the plant root of these medicines in its early stages before it get to the pharma counter so that we all know their names & can do our own research. I only trust the intelligence of the plant. Nature is already perfect, we need to understand her better.

clairebhavani, posted on June 12, 2016

Cant you buy the rights Gaia? Not enough UK members I guess.

a2cd, posted on September 22, 2016

TiffanyB@Gaia, posted on July 18, 2016

We are unable to license this in the UK at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes you.

TiffanyB@Gaia

thatcrazytoaster, posted on June 13, 2016

is available on Vimeo. It's similar. FYI. Good luck mate.

marcdescoteaux, posted on May 28, 2016

vlmanos, posted on May 18, 2016

Love this it was great to know thank you Gaia

rosanna.vk, posted on May 18, 2016

why am I paying the same price if i can't watch the same things? This should be make more clear. Very misleading, You guys need to amend this ASAP.

valgustatud, posted on May 16, 2016

What is the reason for this being available only in Canada and the United States? Would really like to watch it...

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on May 16, 2016

When we license rights to a film we try our hardest to negotiate worldwide availability; sometimes we’re successful, other times we’re not.
In this case, the film was only available to our audience in North America. We will certainly update if this changes!
If you have any questions, please email us at info@gaia.com.

SuzannaB@Gaia

valgustatud, posted on May 17, 2016

Altho I really don't understand the benefit for limiting the audience by the authors I thank you for the reply!
Bless!

louisecarey21, posted on May 16, 2016

Me too, why are so many vids unavailable to me when I'm paying for them
Not fair

juliecristal, posted on May 15, 2016

I found this incredibly well researched and very well done.

And to those who only could watch this through a sexist lens: perhaps you need to get yourselves some probiotics, STAT.

jenni-119, posted on May 14, 2016

is it a reasonable theory that the gmo food and barium containing chemtrails are an intentional way to keep us dum and ill. smh, also notice that women have more cns trouble - that get medicated while men are more prone to ibs? is it in reverse the fact that men and women function differently and also what else has greedy science thought of? how far ahead are they from us?

julietlb33, posted on May 14, 2016

I watched 22 minutes of women's bodies being sexualized and men talking about science and walking around fully clothed and donned with lab coats before I gave up and shut this off. I know non-reaction is the way to go here but I'm exhausted, for *&%$'s sake, gaia tv, the majority of your audience is female, a bit more awareness and respect, please :)

Leona.vargas, posted on May 14, 2016

I didn't find this in the least offensive because they displayed men and women's bodies. I'm sure not all women will find this offensive. The nakedness is irrelevant, it simply emphasized the gut area.

SHAWNW, posted on May 13, 2016

Intriguing information and beautifully presented. Unfortunately I'm left to believe that only women have a gut-brain since approx. 98% of the partially clothed or naked bodies with artsy overlay were female. Well, except the acupuncture chart had a male figure. I get it! Male bodies are scientific female bodies are artistic.

I like looking at attractive bodies as much as the next person but come on! This was so blatant that it was distracting.

Leona.vargas, posted on May 14, 2016

This film is European. The Europeans are more open with sexual content. This by far was not sexual to me. I think they were clever to use bodies like that because people who watch this won't forget what it was mainly about, details may be forgotten but everyone will remember how important the gut really is.

jenni-119, posted on May 14, 2016

try just listening without watching if that helps u keep the knowledge presented - dont come so far to forget the path you on - just bcs the naked body tempts you, we are in a world of temptation doesn't mean we should keep our ears and eyes shut. I suppose thats what got us to the point where we need this understood in the first place, however neither i or u are personally responsible for tainted food or air so just learn buddy, i believe in u

yvan.mcgregor12, posted on May 13, 2016

NOW WE ARE AWAKENING WHAT WE NEED
BRAVO

reginaakessler, posted on September 17, 2016

only get half a screen

supernatural9th, posted on September 29, 2016

I'm based in the U.S. and I've been a Gaia member for less than a month with their introductory 30 day trial. I would really like to see more equity when it comes to viewing availability. Although my family and I are very happy with our service, I would like to encourage Gaia management to strongly consider giving a discounted monthly price to those living outside of the U.S. and Canada who cannot access the same films. It does seem very unfair that everyone worldwide cannot access films even though they pay the same price. Please rectify this for our friends overseas. It is very disheartening to see the same comments about lack of availability from different regions in the world. Thank you in advance for making all films on Gaia available to all members.

chrissy4605, posted on September 15, 2016

I find this video to be facinating on so many levels. It really goes a long way to explain why I had so much trouble in the US Army. As I begin to unload my grasp on my inhuman up bringing I am getting much better mentally and physically!

supernatural9th, posted on September 29, 2016

I'm based in the U.S. and I've been a Gaia member for less than a month with their introductory 30 day trial. I would really like to see more equity when it comes to viewing availability. Although my family and I are very happy with our service, I would like to encourage Gaia management to strongly consider giving a discounted monthly price to those living outside of the U.S. and Canada who cannot access the same films. It does seem very unfair that everyone worldwide cannot access films even though they pay the same price. Please rectify this for our friends overseas. It is very disheartening to see the same comments about lack of availability from different regions in the world. Thank you in advance for making all films on Gaia available to all members.

klurom, posted on September 18, 2016

go away

stanley.brooks98, posted on September 24, 2016

why won't this window close

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