Featured Interview – Chad T Grant Talks Gut Brain Connection For WhichDoctor.com
In a year where a novel viral pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on global human society, there's never been a better time to explore innovative ways to increase our collective immunity. While conventional medicine advises hygiene, social distancing, and masks as primary interventions (avoidance strategies), functional medicine looks deeper for the root causes of why someone has compromised immunity.
As with many other health issues, immunity starts in the gut. Inflammatory foods, toxin exposures, and chronic stress all play major roles in breaking down the function of the mucosal barrier in the gut lining which acts as the first line of defense against bacterial, parasitic, and viral pathogens.
In addition to immunity, emerging research shows that the health of the gut microbiome also plays a huge role in mental health. When digestion and absorption in the gut are comprised, key amino acids cannot be sufficiently synthesized from protein molecules, resulting in neurotransmitter deficiencies that can contribute to cycles of mental illness. Poor nutrition and meal habits can also lead to blood sugar regulation issues, causing brain fog, mental fatigue, and mood swings.
I recently sat down with Catherine Morris, writer for WhichDoctor, for an interview for her latest article Why You Should Listen to Your Gut – The Gut Brain Connection. In addition to discussing our clinical approach helping clients overcome chronic digestive and cognitive issues with natural methods, she also did a great job reviewing the latest science on the microbiome and gut-brain axis in relation to mental health, psychiatric disorders, and addiction.
If you suspect that your digestion may be affecting your immunity or mental health and are ready for a change, you can schedule a 60-minute Gut and Brain Health Consultation where we'll create your Top 5 Action Items to accelerate your healing.
If you're ready for a deeper transformation, our Data Driven Health Accelerator™ coaching programs include state-of-the-art microbiome stool testing that uses whole genome sequencing to create customized supplement recommendations for optimal gut restoration. To learn more, book a free Discovery Call with Chad and Natasha to get started today.