Holistic healing and wellness intertwines the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects that impact an individual’s overall health and wellbeing. It involves searching for the underlying cause of a health issue, as a key to prevention rather than simply treating symptoms, to bring about a transformation in the way we approach wellness.
Keeping in line with the thought ‘we are what we eat’, healthcare professionals have has extensively researched on the Gut-Brain connection and bidirectional communication.The gut-brain axis is a bidirectional link that involves direct and indirect pathways with which your gut and your brain communicate with each other. Many researches have shown that the bacteria in your gut, also known as 'gut microbiota' produces hundreds of neurochemicals that the brain uses to regulate basic physiological processes as well as mental processes such as learning, memory and mood. For example, about 95% of the body's serotonin, 50% of the body's dopamine, and 70% of the cells that make up the immune system are produced in the gut which influences both mood and many facets of your overall health.
The food we ingest goes through the gut microbiota to change into a form that can be absorbed and utilized by the nervous system. It is noticeable that Gut-brain dysfunction is the cause of many disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, heartburn, etc. These disorders can further become the cause of stress-induced relapses in inflammatory bowel syndromes.
To improve gut health, sometimes simple modifications in the diet alone can prove to be a solution while in others, functional medicine proves more effective. Functional medicine addresses the human body as one and not as an isolated symptom or disorder. Ìt is the solution that addresses chronic health conditions as well as preventive healthcare needs. This kind of treatment with the focus on gut healing, not just cures diseases but also assists in reversing chronic disorders.
By focusing on the gut-brain connection and using functional medicine and alternative therapies as tools in the process of achieving complete wellbeing, we address the health issues with an easy 6-step process.