Infant exposure to antibiotics linked to 'lower overall cognitive and verbal comprehension abili

At Abundant Heaven, we use the inherent functional medical views of Chinese Medicine and integrate it with current biomedical research to inform our holistic practice of addressing immunity, cognitive/neurological health, and wellness.

Researchers just published in the journal Psychopharmacology (Slykerman, R.F., Coomarasamy, C., Wickens, K. et al., 2019):

"children who had received antibiotics in the first 6 months of life had significantly lower overall cognitive and verbal comprehension abilities, increased risk of problems with metacognition, executive function, impulsivity, hyperactivity, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and emotional problems."

We have a lot of tools at our disposal, all evidence-based, to provide support and repair to the gut-brain axis. Ask us about other ways we can supply the body with food-based essential nutrients to help optimize cognitive function and general mental health. Ask us about things like Craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, omega-3 fatty acids (Chang, Su, Mondelli, & Pariante, 2018), and medicinal mushrooms (Feng et al., 2019).

At home, you can help your gut-brain axis by supplying the gut with live cultures (probiotics) and a variety of plant compounds (cooked veggies and mushrooms, whole fruits, fiber, and herbal formulas) to stimulate a health gut #microbiome to stimulate the brain and immune system (Jayachandran, Xiao, & Xu, 2017).


Chang, J. P.-C., Su, K.-P., Mondelli, V., & Pariante, C. M. (2018). Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Youths with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials and Biological Studies. Neuropsychopharmacology, 43(3), 534–545.

Feng, L., Cheah, I. K.-M., Ng, M. M.-X., Li, J., Chan, S. M., Lim, S. L., … Halliwell, B. (2019). The Association between Mushroom Consumption and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study in Singapore. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 68(1), 197–203.

Jayachandran, M., Xiao, J., & Xu, B. (2017). A Critical Review on Health Promoting Benefits of Edible Mushrooms through Gut Microbiota. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18(9), 1934.

Slykerman, R.F., Coomarasamy, C., Wickens, K. et al. Psychopharmacology (2019) 236: 1573.

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