Tips for a Stronger Brain-Gut Connection

Did You Know Your Gut is your 2nd Brain?
There are more neurons, and serotonin – aka the “happy hormone” – in the digestive system than in the spinal cord or the peripheral nervous system. In fact, 95% of the serotonin in the body is found in the gut. So for optimal brain health (both brains – head and gut), as well as healthy mood balance, here are our Medical Director’s top tips in honour of this week’s Brain Awareness Week:
1) Eat more fermented foods and/or take a probiotic supplement
2) Avoid sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup
3) Choose complex carbs over white flour
4) Eat more antioxidants (i.e. dark berries)
5) Consider the source – buy meat and eggs made by animals that ate well and as nature intended (i.e. grass-fed beef, grass and insect-fed poultry
6) Coffee – wisely and in moderation
7) Choose smoothies for a morning brain boost
8) Stay hydrated

Interested in learning more about the why behind these tips?
Check out Well Street “Brain Food: Eating For Energy & Focus” Seminars