Monday, August 06, 2007


Just as the brain can upset the gut, the gut can also upset the brain. If you were chained to the toilet with cramps, you'd be upset, too.

Dr. Michael Gershon, professor of anatomy and cell biology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, as quoted in Complex and Hidden Brain in Gut Makes Stomachaches and Butterflies way back on 23 January 1996 in the New York Times.

Laid up with a killer belly ache today (I suspect it was the pasta fagioli) and even though I'm loading up my brain with all kinds of goodies (newpapers, magazines, books, blogs) it's gone on strike.

Sandra Blakesless's piece from way back when is my only excuse -- apparently, people really do think with their gut »


anniemcq said...

Hey, friend, hope you're feeling better soon! Stomach cramps are the worst.

Lolabola said...

when I was a kid and used to get stomach aches a lot (I was a bit of a nervous kid), all I could think about is how I never appreciated what it felt like to not have a stomach ache. And then I would feel better and forget to do so until the next one.

I hate them, the pain is so hard to localize and they seem way more innocuous than they are.

Do bitter sympathetic comments help? If yes, I've got you covered.

suttonhoo said...

works for me!

thanks, girlfriends.

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