Posts Tagged ‘gut’

Coffee is good or bad?

I get this question often. And my usual response is if the client is using coffee as a stimulant to wake up, feel energized or stay awake then “no”. BUT a great researcher, neuroscientist and neurologist, Dr. Perlmutter, gives his opinion on coffee and its impact on the digestive system. It’s a brief video and for you coffee lovers… you’re going to like his answer.

ADD and ADHD prevented by balancing the gut?

Approximately 6 million kids (ouch!) are diagnosed with ADD.  Many of the children are administered  brain-altering stimulant drugs (essentially “speed” and uppers”)that have been demonstrated to increase the likelihood of addictive behaviors.   There is no blood test for ADD; rather it’s based on a set of symptoms.  We know that ADD didn’t develop from a “Ritalin”deficiency.  

Fortunately a Finland based research group recently conducted a longitudinal study that followed 75 children from infants until about 13 years of age.  In the first six months of life, half of the children received a placebo and the other half received a probiotic referred to as Lactobacillus rhamnosus.  

At the end of 13 years, ADHD or Autism spectrum disorder was diagnosed in 17.1% of the half of the children that received the placebo.  In the other half of the children, that received the probiotic, none were diagnosed with ADHD or autism spectrum disorder.  That’s correct.  Zero, zilch.  http://www.drperlmutter.com/probiotic-prevents-adhd-autism/#more-3632

This study, although the first of hope to be many, demonstrates that the health of the microbiome can predetermine a brain disorder.

Be well,

Lynn

 

Top neurologist discusses gut/brain connection and the cause of major neurological diseases.

It’s a must watch.

 

 

 

 

Be well,

Lynn