Gut – Brain – Parkinson’s…..

No matter how unrelated the condition may seem to be, every disease begins in the GUT. Therefore Every therapy should address digestive system even if you are not coming with digestive complaints.

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Our language, history, and scientific evidence emphasize the importance of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract: the stomach, small intestine, colon and the microorganisms (flora) that live there.

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What do brain fog, lack of coordination, cognition or concentration, fatigue, depression and anxiety just to name a few, have to do with your gut?

Well, what happens in your gut is vitally important for the rest of your body-if your gut is not healthy, then neither are you.

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Traditional and modern health systems from around the world place great importance on GI function and frequently associate good digestion with good health.

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The gut is often called the “second  brain”. There is indisputable correlation between gut health and mood, movement, behavior, cognition and many other psychological and physical health conditions.

 

All disease begins in the gut. – Hippocrates (460-370 BC)

We’re only now begin to understand the wisdom in what Hippocrates said more than 2,000 years ago. Research over the past two decades has affirmed that gut health is critical to overall health, and that an unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases including: Parkinson’s, diabetes, obesity, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue and much more. In fact, we believe as many researchers do that supporting intestinal health and restoring the integrity of the gut may be one of the most important therapeutic approaches of the future.

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The language for our deepest feelings, Our instincts, and how we experience emotion often involves our gut.

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It all began before you were born.

You actually have two nervous systems both created from identical tissue during fetal development and connected together via the vagus nerve (the tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem all way down to your abdomen). One turned into the central nervous system (made up of the brain and spinal cord), while the other developed into the enteric nervous system (the intrinsic nervous system of your gastrointestinal tract). The vagus nerve is the primary route your gut bacteria use to transmit information to your brain.

While you may think that your brain is the organ in charge, your gut actually sends far more information to your brain than your brain sends to your gut. So it make sense that problems in your gut can directly impact your physical, mental and emotional health, leading to issues like Parkinson’s, ADHD, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders.

Just as you have neurons in your brain, you also have neurons in your gut – including neurons that produce neurotransmitters like serotonin, also found in your brain. In fact, the greatest concentration (about 90%) of serotonin, which is involved in mood control, anxiety, depression and aggression, is found in your intestines, not your brain. It’s quite possible that this might be one reason why antidepressants, which raise serotonin levels in your brain, are often ineffective in treating depression.

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“Gut reaction”, “Butterflies in my tummy” and “Gut wrenching filling” – are our verbal expressions of instinctive knowledge manifesting physically. So is it surprising that our true health shows through in the challenges we experience with our gastrointestinal Tract?

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Your Gut is the foundation of your whole body’s health because 80% of your immune system is located there. Without a healthy gut, you can not have a healthy immune system. Without a healthy immune system, you are susceptible to infections, inflammation, and autoimmune disease.

The digestive system can trigger a cascade of hormones, enzymes and many other chemical reactions as well as interact with numerous organs, including the pancreas, liver, kidneys, spleen . Because the digestive system interacts so heavily with other systems, gut problems can result in a wide multitude of health symptoms affecting the entire body.

There are two intimately related variables that determine gut health:  the gut flora (microbiota), and the intestinal barrier.

Let’s discuss each of them:

  1. The gut flora

  2. The Intestinal barrier

No matter what or where your symptoms are, first we want to find out what is causing them. Our approach, is all about preventing and reversing the cause by getting to the root rather than managing the symptoms.

Serotonin and/or Dopamine Deficiency

GI-Disorders

Candida – Fungal Infection

ARTICLES:

All diseases do begin in the gut, indeed. 

1. Reporting April 28 in Genome Medicine, researchers led by Ullrich Wüllner of the University of Bonn in Germany describe striking changes in the microbial communities living in the intestines of people in the earliest stages of the disease. Read more………..

2.Does Parkinson’s Begin in Your Gut Too? Read More ………..

3. Dec. 1. 2016 – Gut Microbiota Regulate Motor Deficits and Neuroinflammation in a Model of Parkinson’s Disease. Read more……

4. Gut Bacteria May Affect Parkinson’s, Study Finds. Read more…….

5. Sept. 7. 2016 – Gut bacteria and the brain: Are we controlled by microbes? Read more……..

6. Meet Your Microbiome. Read more…….


To find out how we can help you, please contact our office at 972-248-0780

 

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