HERE is another nice talk on the relationship between the brain, the gut, and cooking.
He’s right about there being a brain-gut connection. Anorexia and bulimia are obvious examples. I’ve had biology professors claim that we defecate when we are terrified so that we weigh less and can run faster. That’s an interesting hypothesis, but it doesn’t convince me. A more likely reasoning is that whatever is after you won’t be as interested after witnessing such an event.
Our love of sugars seems like the primary problem relating our brain and gut. Chocolates and ice cream are well-known foods of choice after a breakup.
Finally, I don’t think I could ever be comfortable labeling myself as a coctivor.