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Author | Mia Baumgartner

Mia Baumgartner is a Master’s Student in Forensic Psychology at the University of Denver with interests in neuropsychology and somatic therapy. In her first year, Baumgartner has been involved in traumatic brain injury research in the criminal justice system. She aims to work in prison reform or teach yoga in prisons.


Food is Mood

The enteric nervous system (ENS) is comprised of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon and is estimated to include 500 million neurons and 40 neurotransmitters directly connected to mood and cognition. The newest research suggests that 95% of available serotonin and 50% of bio-available dopamine is produced in the ENS.