This blog post follows on from my post about leaky gut...leaky brain. Below are a few tips on how to support the blood brain barrier.
1. Follow an anti-inflammatory diet by eating plenty of vegetables, fruits, oily fish, nuts and seeds, healthy oils like extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil, grass fed meats, organic eggs, whole grains if tolerated, herbs and spices.
2. Balance blood glucose levels by avoiding sugars and eating balanced meals of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
3. Reduce stress by:
4. Try some brain training or crosswords - this will support your overall brain health.
If you experience digestive symptoms, food sensitivities or allergies, this may be an indication of imbalanced bacteria in your gut and of ‘leaky gut’ which is related to ‘leaky brain’. A nutritional therapist can help with this and also has access to stool testing for evaluation.
If all this sounds overwhelming, don’t worry...we have many tools to assist and improve our brain function.
With a step by step nutritional approach, we can find the root cause of your symptoms and you can transform your health by re-balancing the gut-brain connection.
In the words of Dr Tom O’Bryan - one of the world’s leading functional medicine doctors….
“You can fix your brain”