There ought to be an Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Appreciation Day. After all, our ANS works around the clock to keep us alive. It regulates body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, digestion and metabolism, blood glucose and acidity levels, and water and electrolytes, as well as swallowing, coughing, sneezing, and bladder control. And it does all this without requiring any conscious effort on our part. Oh, and it’s also responsible for the body’s fight-or-flight response to perceived dangers. We owe our lives to our ANS. Yet, it’s one of the most ignored and neglected systems in the human body. Whenever we suffer from low or high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat, breathing difficulties, blood glucose dysregulation, poor digestion, or a bladder control issue, the last thing we consider is the possibility that ANS dysfunction could be the cause. This is especially true of digestive dysfunctions. The medical community has […]