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Gut and Brain Health

We have all experienced the connection between our gut and our mind-the decision we made because it “felt right”; the butterflies in our stomach before a big meeting; the anxious stomach pain we get when we’re stressed out.

While the connection between the brain and the gut has been recognized by ancient healing traditions for years, allopathic medicine has by and large failed to appreciate the complexity of how the brain, gut, and more recently, the gut microbiota-the microorganisms that live inside our digestive tract-communicate with one another.

What is the Gut-Brain Connection?

gut-brain health connection diagramThe gut-brain axis is the bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain, which occurs through multiple pathways that include neural, hormonal, and immune mediators. The signals along this axis can originate in the brain, the gut, or both, with the objective of maintaining normal and appropriate function and behavior. It is important to recognize that many times when there’s inflammation in other areas of the body, it could be coming from an issue in the gastrointestinal tract without having traditional GI symptoms.

All of the systems of the body are intertwined. Gabrielle wants to teach you how to harness the power of the mind-gut connection to take charge of your health and listen to the innate wisdom of your body. Without a healthy and functional gut, it is difficult for the whole body to be truly well.

The Mental Health Component

Gabrielle has always been interested in the brain and its function. Her father’s struggle with mental illness had a major impact on her life. Gabrielle also learned that she has the genetic variant ApoE4 putting her at higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s. She sees more and more people affected by mental illness and these genetic issues every day. Whatever she can do to improve mental health and cognitive function is important.

Traditional psychiatric medications often have major side effects. Part of her agenda is to educate her clients that there are many other ways to improve mental and brain health without meds. Our thoughts can hold us back and our belief system is powerful. You are worthy of living a life you love!

We have more control over our mental health when our environment within the GI tract is functioning optimally. Studies have shown that many clients with anxiety, depression, OCD and schizophrenia will typically not exhibit any GI related concerns but in fact have underlying factors like food sensitivities and allergies, microbial overgrowth, inflammation, immune dysregulation, digestive function issues and more when they are tested. When the gut improves the brain improves because they are in concert with one another. The concept of neuroplasticity tells us that the brain is malleable and that we can create what we desire and intend to have. Partner with Gabrielle to construct a brain that is highly focused, able to pay attention at will, has a strong memory, and leaves us feeling calm, confident and in good spirits.

When testing was performed on their gut, inflammation, overgrowth and other issues were found. Once their GI environment was improved; brain health improved as well. A leaky gut is tied to a leaky brain; time to make a change!

Functional Nutrition and Positive Psychology
Can Help Your Gut-Brain Connection

Discover how nutrition and lifestyle changes can improve the connection between your gut and your brain. Make an appointment with Gabrielle today. Contact us now, don’t delay, (817) 715-0512. Learn how to feel your best and enjoy life more!


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