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Why It’s So Important to Balance Your Child’s Brain This Summer

Balance Your Child's Brain This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to balance your child’s brain. Research shows that so many children struggle when they head back to class in the fall due to poor diets, lack of brain boosting activities and more time indoors. Avoid the summer’s ‘brain drain’ and help your child develop optimal brain chemistry before the first day of school.

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Talking to Children About Terrorism and Tragedy

Terrorism and tragedy in the news impact your child in more ways than you may think. Learn how to prevent anxiety and trauma with these tips.

Terrorism and tragedy are all over the news and impossible to ignore. It can be hard to talk to your child about the scary things we see and hear on the news. Many of us pretend our children don’t hear about this at school, with friends or see the images that we see, but they do. The sad reality is, horrific acts have become more common in the world we live in. This impacts their brain chemistry and mood tremendously. » Read more..

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Improve Sleep Cycle: Studies Show We Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep loss causes tremendous strains on the body and the brain. Stress, overscheduling, and daylight savings can all lead to sleep cycle disturbances, which then causes more stress on the body, creating an endless cycle of sleep deprivation.

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Healthy Foods That Put You in the Mood… For Love

Did you know that several healthy foods can increase attraction, happiness and well-being? The month of February is all about feeling more love so why not add in some well known aphrodisiacs to your meals? Your mental and physical health can benefit greatly.

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Supplements that Improve Focus and Memory

Did you know that supplements can change your brain chemistry? If you ever find yourself having difficulty focusing or concentrating you aren’t alone. These problems plague millions of Americans every day. We rely on our cognition and focus to help us stay alert and alive. The right supplements can not only improve focus and memory but rebuild your brain chemistry.

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FLASH Sale! 30% Off Selected Products and Test Kits

Our Flash Sale is going on now, just in time for the New Year! For a limited time only, selected products and test kits are up to 30% off. Don’t wait, supplies are limited.

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Is Your GI Tract Out of Whack? How to Restore Your Gut and Your Mind

Is your GI tract out of whack? Your mental and physical health become impaired when your gut is imbalanced. Find out how to heal it here.
If your GI tract is out of whack, your mental and physical health will be too. Fatigue and fuzzy thinking, not to mention bloating and irregular bowel movements, are linked to your gut health. If your sick and tired of feeling less than your best it’s time to look at your gut health.

Your GI Tract is Your Second Brain

Scientists consider the GI tract (Gastrointestinal tract) the body’s second brain. It’s vital to your mental and physical health. The microbes in your gut are responsible for more than 80% of your immune system and can help your body fight off foreign invaders such as the cold or flu.

Your GI tract is also a key player in your brain chemistry. It breaks down amino acids in your gut turning them into neurotransmitters in the brain. If this process isn’t running smoothly (literally) your mood and health are compromised.

Is Your Gut Hurting or Helping Your Brain Chemistry?

As you know, amino acids are found in the foods you eat and the supplements you take. When your GI tract is balanced, your mood and energy levels are too. Allergies, stress, and toxins can cause severe damage to the lining of your gut; this disrupts your mood and mental health too. If your feeling down, depressed or drained testing your neurotransmitter levels can help identify if there is an imbalance; in your brain and in your gut.

Your GI tract is responsible for producing important neurotransmitters such as serotonin and GABA. The bacteria in your gut is in charge of making these inhibitory very important neurotransmitters that regulate your mood. In fact, more than 95 percent of the serotonin in your body made in your gut. If you struggle with depression or anxiety, your gut health is likely to blame.

Is My Gut Imbalanced?

Some of the most common symptoms and side effects of an imbalanced GI tract are:

  • IBS
  • Heartburn
  • Headaches or Migraines
  • Eczema or Asthma
  • Intense Seasonal Allergies
  • Fibromyalgia or Joint Pain
  • Chronic fatigue or Fogginess
  • Hives or Rashes
  • Mood Disorders and Anxiety
  • Autoimmune Illnesses
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Celiac’s
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Psoriasis
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Lupus
    • Scleroderma
    • Rosacea
    • Type 1 Diabetes

What Can Cause or Contribute to a GI Tract Imbalance?

  • Refined carbohydrates, processed or fast foods
  • Processed white flour
  • Foods high in sugar: The more sugar we eat, the fewer the binding sites available for Vitamin C and therefore a dampened immune response.
  • Artificial flavors and dyes (such as Blue #1, Blue #2, Red #3 and Red #40 and Yellow #6)
  • Preservatives (BHA, BHT, sodium nitrate/nitrite, sulfur dioxide and potassium bromate) and flavor enhancers (Monosodium glutamate and Disodium Guanylate)
  • High-fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats)
  • Toxins such as processed wheat, soybean and corn oil that can contribute to leaky gut
  • Gluten or dairy
  • Antibiotics
  • Birth Control
  • Alcohol
  • NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin. NSAIDs can inhibit your body from rebuilding the intestinal lining.

How to Balance Your Gut and Your Mind

There are natural ways to balance your GI tract. The most important thing to do is talk to your practitioner and look at your histamine levels (high histamine indicates a food allergen). This will help to identify if there is a trigger in your diet, and without removing it, all the supplements in the world will not heal your gut. Repairing your gut may take some time, but when you are working with a trained practitioner like those here at Neurogistics, you will have support and accountability along the way. Other ways to repair your GI tract include:

  • Taking supplements to support immune and central nervous system such as glutamine that supports immunity and digestion and Omega-3 fatty acids, and Vitamin D
  • Avoiding chemicals, pesticides, and other environmental toxins
  • Taking Probiotics such as kefir, sauerkraut, and yogurt
  • Reducing Stress through these mindfulness exercises

Significant changes in your GI tract and your brain can take just a few weeks to start working.  For more information on testing your neurotransmitter levels and balancing your GI tract look into our programs.

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End of Summer Special: BOGO on NeuroFocus Test Kits

Get back in balance with our End of Summer Special. Now through September 15th, all NeuroFocus Test Kits are on sale.

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The Best Foods for Your Brain: 18 Foods That Support Brain Chemistry

Are you eating the best foods for your brain? March is National Nutrition Month and we are taking the time to discuss the best foods to supporting your brain chemistry and health. It’s no coincidence that many foods don’t give you the nutrients your body needs to work efficiently (think processed and packaged foods). Here’s what you need to know about the best foods to support your health brain chemistry and a healthy mood.

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What You Need to Know About L-theanine

L-theanine is a naturally occurring amino acid used to treat anxiety, promote relaxation and improve focus and concentration. For many, it can help their mental and physical health in a profound way. Here is what you need to know about L-theanine before trying it.

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