Naturopathic medicine has long espoused the connection between digestive health and overall wellness. The internal ‘terrain’ of the body determines susceptibility to illness and the general state of health, and has everything to do with the ecosystem of the gut. The term ‘dysbiosis’ refers to an imbalance of this internal ecosystem, a complex environment of microflora, chemical signaling, and immune activity. Disturbances of the gut can have far-reaching effects including digestive symptoms, immune issues like allergies or autoimmunity, and mood or neurological conditions. Fortunately, naturopathic medicine specializes in identifying and resolving imbalances of the gut.
Happy New Year! Often coming with the New Year is a resolution. We commonly try to clean up our diet and add a fitness regime. This year, why not try a “clean up” regime for your brain?
Your Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) controls everything that you do, feel, experience, and interpret. [Read more…]