Brain Health and the Gastrointestinal Tract

MCI & Dementia  |  Depression  |  Anxiety

The old adage ‘You Are What You Eat’ includes the healthy functioning of your brain as well!

Brain function is directly related to our diet and gastrointestinal health. Poor diet or poor GI function leads to many imbalances in the brain, including the most intractable chronic conditions, such as anxiety, depression and even dementia.

Leaky Gut is a well-documented condition that causes inflammation throughout the body and in the brain can lead to many of these chronic conditions.

If your digestive system is not digesting food well or if your gut is leaking toxins into your bloodstream, this can result in problems with brain health.

Beneficial bacteria in our gut on the other hand, play a very important role in brain health. They have been shown to produce peptides that our brain relies on for proper function as well as compounds that are important in immune health. A deficiency of these bacteria or an overgrowth of more toxic types of bacteria can also impact brain function.

Exciting, clinically-demonstrated results have shown dramatic improvements in all forms of brain health by addressing these digestive system problems.

‘The End of Alzheimer’s’ ?

  • One in three Americans will develop Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia by age 85.
  • The most important thing to know now is that cognitive decline is reversible.
  • Reversing cognitive decline is a game changer for medicine.

Quotes from Family Medicine, Joseph E. Scherger MD

Dr. Bredesen’s (CEO Buck Institute for Research on Aging) breakthrough book ‘The End of Alzheimer’s’ documents successful slowing of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s and even reversal of these conditions.

Functional Medicine allows for successful implementation of the Bredesen RECODE protocol.

A full Functional Medicine analysis of body chemistry and other key lab assessments leads to an optimum, personalized protocol regime to work towards restoring a healthy brain function and quality of life.

And not just Alzheimer’s, but issues ranging from poor memory and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to various types of dementia have been shown to respond very positively to the FM-based Bredesen RECODE protocol.

If you or someone you know is showing any signs of cognitive impairment or poor brain function, then why not explore with us how this decline can be managed and may even be reversible.

Functional Medicine seeks to restore normal body Function


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