Recently I read that you can do everything to heal the gut and balance the gut bacteria but it won't help if you have a messed up gut-brain axis. The way it was explained is that inflammation from the gut spreads to the brain and disrupts the signals between neurons, particularly between the cortex and the vagus nerve. We need the vagus nerve to be working properly because it is needed for digestion and the inflammatory reflex that controls inflammation in the gut and thus it ends up being a vicious cycle. I've tried everything possible to restore my levels of good bacteria and heal my gut with no success, so I believe I have a problem with my gut-brain axis. I was wondering if there's any supplement(s) that specifically allow the vagus nerve to work properly and heal the blood brain barrier.
Try 7:1 concentrated yacon syrup as a powerful prebiotic to go with you acidophillus/bifidus cultures also try fucoidan - a long chain polysaccharide from several species of kelp - they act better than the new class of antiinflammatories and help stem cells get to the areas needed for repair. see the research about fucoidan at bottom of page on this link - it links thru to the aussi biotech co that just patented clean extraction methods for getting fucoidan from seaweed - its the component thought to be responsible in part for the okinawan phenomena - most people over 100 who are still active.http://www.matakanasuperfoods.com/ms/products/fucoidan.html
also cut down on omega six sources as excess omega six tissue saturation promotes inflammation nothing will help in some instances until that is fixed. ancient ratio was 1 omega 3 to 3 omega six - now more like 1/30 which undermines the whole physiology and sets up an underlying unexplaned inflammation
Check out chriskresser.com. He just posted a podcast about gut health that I haven't heard yet but I've listened to other podcasts and he has some great stuff. And I've heard good things about Coconut oil and brain health. Also Bodyecology.com talks a lot about brain/gut health.
Ugh... tell me about it. I have idiopathic Gastroparesis with a noisy EGG. I don't know about spreading inflammation but there are some autoimmune conditions which can develop from poor diet which aren't commonly known. Mayo Clinic has a panel that you can order called the Autoimmune Gastric Dysmotility panel to help here. Your doctor probably hasn't heard of it nor does he know what to do with the results and you're not going to travel to Mayo clinic unless you're really sick but it might be enlightening.
The Vagus nerve also controls a number of other important functions by the way so you can determine if it is defective by looking at them. A good starting point would be your heart rate. Get an overnight oximeter and see what your heart rate looks like while you're sleeping. It should look like smooth hills with the occasional spike from your dreams. Mine looks like a Seismograph from an earthquake.
A constant them of mine has been and always will be ,that in additon to a physiological basis of disease there will alway be an equal (more or less) anatomical basis of dysfunction. Influence the vagus nerve by treating the suboccipital muscles. Dig into them with a finger or knuckle. You'll find them to be soar. Keep digging until it lossens up. Or find a good neuromuscular therapist in you area. A huge chunk of stomach distress can be resolved in minutes under the properly trained thumb. The same therapist should know how to preform visceral manipulation as well.This will help relieve another large chunk. Try it, you'll like it...... If you correct the anatomic issue then the metabolic intervention will work much beter (factor of 2-10!) . Then try accupucture. Find a local community accupuncturist (around $20 /visit.)
i'm positive you have leaky gut syndrome. The brain’s immune system is different than the body’s. The body’s immune system has the ability to turn on and off, whereas the brain’s immune system does not have an off-switch. This means unmitigated inflammation destroys plenty of brain tissue. So what you might want to do is to tame the brain inflammation. NeuroFlam contains a number of botanicals that have been shown repeatedly in studies to quench the brain’s runaway inflammation. Glutathione recycling and nitric oxide modulation are two powerful new ways to modulate out-of-control brain inflammation and bring symptom relief from many common neurological problems today. Good luck.
The fucoidans i mentioned only come from several species of seaweed - not all - and you have to eat a heck of a lot of it regularly to get the amt the okinawans traditionally had in there diets - i dont usually suggest anything but whole food - just cant see most people getting that volumne of seaweed down - but yes i agree fresh and whole is just about always best.
craniasacral therapy by a physician.. they can focus on vagal nerve. perhaps acupuntcure with a master. By the by glutathione is useless to me I was genetically tested and my body does not have the liver phase 2 glutathione pathway.. so I do the glutathione precursers. one thing that seems to work is a combination of onion garlic and hot peppers. curcumin is good and cayenne help inflammation. But why is the body throwing up inflammation in the first place.. that is the question.. Brain Gut- Gut Brain Axis absolutely. I had a head trauma first though and then the leaky gut diagnoses 6 years later. I am still trying things to heal my intestinal permeability as well as my self diagnosed leaky brain barrier ( two MDS think I am correct on this but I wont do the myelogram too risky I think). I have been approaching from a heal the gut aspect but not helping so much ( I understand it takes a few years with aggressive approach I am only on year 1 ), hence I am thinking of listening to my NASA doc and approaching it from the brain aspect with lipid replacement therapy etc. What is interesting is doctors have figured out how to open up the blood brain barrier for medical treatment. Dr Bryzenski in TX treats aggressive brain tumours with a large rate of success using his lab developed human amino acid combination ( 18 acids I believe ). Also I have found is folks with leaky brain have a specific diet that says ingest no amino acids, walnuts etc as they compromise blood brain barrier. I have found this to be true for me. One person healed themselves of water on the brain with doses of wheat grass throughout day plus potassium chloride. seaweed is high potassium... hmmm what builds the BBB? nanoparticles photon memory stem cell .. so many things forthcoming. And if I get a customized microbiome prescript as Johns Hopkins researcher says is forthcoming will that help the brain?
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