Sophist wrote:Cytokines (hormones, neuromodulators, -transmitters, etc.) from the Central Nervous System definitely affect the Enteric Nervous System, which is a system of nerve tissue that controls digestion. So, for instance, chronic anxiety will usually affect the digestive tract.
I don't know about the science of it by my esophagus seems to spasm rather often, when I'm having particularly bad problems it will be a constant small spasm that may travel from the center of my chest down to my belly area.
I also don't think I chew my food thoroughly all the time, Ivar. I also wonder if poor diet can be part of the contributing factor to digestive issues. I don't do this myself but it seems like some autistics will eat the same food for days to months on end.