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Balancing Your Gut-Brain Axis

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Learn about the link between your gut and brain.
Air Date: 8/1/17
Duration: 25:14
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Robert G. Silverman, DC, MS

Dr. Rob SilvermanDr. Robert G. Silverman graduated magna cum laude from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and has a Masters of Science in human nutrition. His extensive list of educational accomplishments includes designations as a certified nutrition specialist, certified clinical nutritionist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, certified Kinesio® taping practitioner, NASM-certified corrective exercise specialist, and a certified sports nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Dr. Silverman is a diplomate with the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and a diplomate with the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition. 

Dr. Silverman is also a HardStyle Kettlebell Certified instructor. 

He has a full-time private practice in White Plains, NY, where he specializes in the treatment of joint pain with innovative, science-based, nonsurgical approaches and functional nutrition. He has published articles in Dynamic Chiropractic, JACA, ACA News, Chiropractic Economics, The Original Internist, and Holistic Primary Care. Dr. Silverman is also on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University. He is a health contributor to Fox News Radio and has appeared on Fox & FriendsFox News, NBC News, CBS News, Wall Street Journal Live, NewsMax TV, and Westchester’s Channel 12 as a health expert. Dr. Silverman also appeared on Talks at Google.

Dr. Silverman was awarded the prestigious 2015 Sports Chiropractor of the Year by the ACA Sports Council. In 2016 he published Amazon’s #1 Best Seller, Inside/Out Health: A Revolutionary Approach to Your Body.
  • Book Title: Inside/Out Health: A Revolutionary Approach to Your Body
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/DrRobertSilverman
  • Guest Twitter Account: @drrobsilverman
Balancing Your Gut-Brain Axis
Your gut and brain communicate with each other. It’s no wonder that your stomach can feel upset when you’re anxious.

Gut health has already been linked to chronic health issues like diabetes and autoimmune disorders. It is now being linked to nervous system problems like multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

The gut has been called the second brain. It has its own nervous system, the enteric nervous system. Mood is related to gut hormones. You may suffer depression if your gut microbes are unhealthy.

Fixing Your Brain-Gut Connection

  1. Avoid gluten since wheat is treated with Round-Up pesticide. Many people can’t digest gluten.
  2. Stop consuming processed foods.
  3. Get rid of the added sugar in your diet. Artificial sweeteners are even worse for your gut.
  4. Remove toxins from your environment.
  5. Eliminate allergens.
  6. Reduce your intake of antibiotics.
  7. Use berberine and aromatic oils to rid your gut of bad bacteria.
  8. Add enzymes to aid digestion.
  9. Take a quality probiotic.
  10. Eat fermented foods to get prebiotics back into your gut.
  11. Regenerate the gut lining.
  12. Get a blood test and see where you can retain good health with lifestyle changes.
  13. Exercise.
Listen as Dr. Robert Silverman joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss the connection between the brain and gut.