Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain
The importance of digestive health in healthy brain function
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Healhty Brain- Who would have thought the health of your gut has a huge impact on brain health? Exciting new research shows a two way connection between the brain and the gut. This connection is called the Enteric Nervous System (ENS). It is also called the Gut Brain Axis (GBA). This axis is critical for brain health. Researchers once believed this communication was only one way. I.E. It was from the brain to the gut. But more and more scientists are confirming that the connection is two ways. Furthermore, the research continues to prove that gut health is critical to brain health.
This research shows gut health is vital for the production of crucial brain chemicals. These chemicals include serotonin, dopamine and tryptophan. They are required for energy, memory, movement and focus. The key factor is a healthy intestinal flora. Unfortunately, S.A.D compromises this flora. What’s S.A.D.? It’s The Standard American Diet. And yes, it is VERY sad. Further research shows that infants with a healthy intestinal flora have 70% fewer learning and developmental problems. The children in this study were followed from infancy to adolescence. There is also a reduction in depression, Parkinson’s disease and Memory Loss in older adults.
Support Healthy Gut-Brain Function
So what can I do to ensure a healthy Gut Brain Axis? Eat lots of fiber from fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid processed foods. Get your carbohydrates from fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid whole grains (unless they are properly soaked), refined carbohydrates and dairy.
If you need more help supporting healthy brain function, give us a call and set up a consultation. We will take the time to sit down and talk with you about your suffering. We will even do some preliminary testing to determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we will make every effort to find an appropriate referral.
After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer. His extensive knowledge of functional enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner. If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.