Nurturing our Gut Microbiome is so important for the health of our brain. The integrity of our gut wall for starters is integral to preventing leaky gut and dysbiosis (which is an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut which contributes to inflammation). One of the most important things to increase integrity of the gut lining is fibre. Fibre will increase the integrity of our gut lining. Eating at least 50 grams of fibre daily will help our microbiome in the form of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and raw nuts and seeds. Go gluten free for better brain health. Go sugar free, dairy free, egg free to decrease inflammation. Avoid soy, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, processed food. Sweeteners damage the microbiome. and Eat organic for the dirty dozen fruits and vegetables. It is safe to eat non organic for the clean green list of fruits and vegetables. Make sure you are choosing clean cosmetics and skin creams to reduce your toxic exposure topically.
Talk to your naturopathic doctor about improving gut function. Testing for IgG sensitivities can help identify foods that may be causing you inflammation. Treating the gut and addressing dysbiosis help improve the gut brain axis which may improve mood and energy. Addressing hormone imbalance can also help improve overall vitality but a main piece starts with good gut health. At times I will do a GI Map test to take closer look at what bacteria are colonizing your gut. I may go down this road if your symptoms are not resolving or to get more valuable feedback on your state of health.
I have a good fiber supplement called RS Fibre if you find it hard to take in enough daily fiber and want to add a valuable supplement. RS Fibre is high in resistant starch which feeds the microbes in your gut. This fibre supports the production of short chaiin fatty acids in your gut which help regulate physiology. Your gut is so important to the health of your brain. If you have a leaky gut, you are more susceptible to a leaky brain. It is believed that Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease begin in the gut. Toxins are believed to travel via the vagus nerve to the brain. Inflammation stemming from a leaky gut may make your brain function at a deficit, If you are interested in any of these topics, please book your first consultation with me at Parallel Wellness (40323212830. Until then, be well.