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. https://doi.org/10.1038/npp.2017.160
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. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-180959
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. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms18091934
Slykerman, R.F., Coomarasamy, C., Wickens, K. et al. Psychopharmacology (2019) 236: 1573. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-019-05216-0