Happy Monday Tribe!
I hope you have all had an amazing past couple of weeks! I know its back to school time, and with school back in action, work in full swing, it’s important to talk about hidden toxins that are lurking!
As you now being a brain doc, I’m always lurking for more information on how to enhance this vital organ that we possess.
You see, because our brain controls every function in our body we HAVE to do our best to protect it at all costs.
A huge part in creating that healthy brain is of course making sure that environment is working, that VAGUS nerve. You can take all the supplements in the world but if that nerve isn’t working, you will not get many results.
But, today i’m not talking about cranial work (for once;)), i’m talking about the gut/brain axis and specifically a chemical and many that disrupt this communication.
There’s actually many toxins in your home and that you utilize that you might not know are disrupting this super important connection.
What do you mean gut brain?. Well, if you’re new here let me explain, for some of my current patients that have been with me awhile, you can sit back for a moment…
Your gut has been termed your “second brain”. In fact your gut has its entire new network of nerves called the enteric nervous system, that works similar to your brain.
It connects and controls your digestive system, but also has a huge connection in the neurotransmitters in your brain. It in fact, talks to your actual brain. A lot of this resides in the health of our gut bacteria to be able to relay that information. So, really you can’t just heal your brain and neglect the rest of your body.
In fact, all the cells of your body talk to one another. So you can’t think that your liver not working won’t cause pain or dysfunction somewhere else. The cells talk!!
So what are things that disrupt this connection?
3. Processed Foods
4. GMO foods
5. Head Traumas
6. Gut dysbiosis
So, let’s talk about one because of a patient story, so you can see the connection.
I am treating a female patient, and she is doing really well on her protocol, great energy, mostly all her symptoms managed. She went on a camping trip, and upon her return cancelled her followup because she couldn’t get out of bed. She said she was wiped out for a few days. I assured her to come in to check on her protocol. After going through the program, it showed up that their was a titanium toxicity, and she was not making intrinsic factor (i’ll explain in a minute).
I asked her if she applied sunscreen during camping, to which she said yes lots all over my legs. She had the bottle in her car, and we read the back which said ” titanium oxide”. This chemical interfered with her intrinsic factor a glycoprotein that is produced in the stomach, which plays a HUGE role in absorbing vitamin B12. When you can’t use intrinsic factor, it results in a condition called pernicious anemia, which makes sense of why she was tired!.
I gave her some kidney and liver support, and she felt better that next day.
There are so many natural ways to prevent sunburn that don’t include chemicals!
This is just one example, but in reality there are many chemicals we are exposed to all the time!
What else has titanium oxide?
- Food: Candies, chewing gums, powdered doughnuts, frosting, coffee creamer, vanilla pudding, chocolate bars.
- Personal Care: Toothpaste, sunscreen, lotions.
- Misc: Paper, paint, markers, and plastics.
What happens to your brain when you have B12 deficiency ( which can also happen when you have certain genetic mutations) ?!
- loss of memory
- cognition problems
- decreased mood
- decreased energy
- Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in the metabolism of fatty acids essential for the maintenance of myelin in the brain.
Again, this is just to show you that all your cells in your body talk to one another! So what you continually put IN and ON your body matters and makes changes all the way in your brain.
When the gut in this case is affected (from the chemicals), it sends a signal to the brain to dysfunction. They HAVE to coordinate with one another.
There’s also a system called the Heart Brain Connection. Maybe we’ll talk about that next time… stay tuned!
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