Instinct. It’s a gut reaction based on your past experiences as well as your body’s nervous stress reaction.
If you’ve ever felt sick to your stomach or had butterflies in your tummy, you’ll know what I mean. Or if you’ve ever felt a sinking feeling at the pit of your stomach. These instincts are emotional, felt within your gut and are giving you a warning.
Or a feeling of lightness, or that a good laugh is just about to erupt from your stomach? Similarly these are positive emotions coming from your gut.
In our last newsletter I mentioned that our guts are smart. Did you know that your gut is often referred to as your ‘second brain’? You’ve got 500 million neurons embedded in your intestinal wall and these are connected to your brain through chemicals called neurotransmitters. 
Your gut microbes produce neurotransmitters to help regulate sleep and mood, and control feelings of fear and anxiety  which contribute to your ‘gut reactions’.