A recent study has found a possible link between intense emotions and gastrointestinal health. In the study, 31 participants were asked to swallow a commercially available smart pill that measured pH, temperature and pressure in the gut. They then watched a series of videos designed to elicit intense emotions, such as fear, disgust and happiness.
Results showed that those who reported feeling the most disgusted or frightened had a more acidic stomach pH compared to other participants. While this suggests that intense emotions may have an effect on the pH of our stomachs, it is not yet clear if these emotions caused the acidity, or if an acidic pH makes people feel emotions more intensely.
Further research is needed to better understand the relationship between emotions and gastrointestinal health. This could lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating conditions such as ulcers and acid reflux, as well as helping people better manage their emotions and stress levels.
Overall, this study provides insight into the complex relationship between emotions and the digestive system, and further research is needed to determine the exact nature of this relationship.