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.
Do you need more help supporting healthy brain or gut function? If so, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. Then I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper 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.