Healthy Gut=Healthy Brain

You can’t disgust me with the things you ate, because I came from a family who ate cake and ice cream not just for breakfast, but lunch dinner and snack.  A half gallon of ice cream came in a convenient single serving container.  We ate plain icing and chocolate syrup and in fact Chocolate was a food group;.  Vanilla ice cream was considered diet. Nobody would eat their vegetables, and complained when forced to eat them. I had to learn the hard way about diet and exercise because I grew up without either one. I was a child in the seventies and eighties with the beginnings of the microwave, and TV dinners, which my mother loved because she was one of the first moms to go to work and earn her keep. She loved the ideas of dinners that could just heat up in seconds, and she didn’t have to cook. I came home from school and ate Chef Boyaredee. I made myself a grilled cheese sandwich and would watch General Hospital and Oprah. I cooked my own dinner and everyone Else’s as well .We ate whatever was available and didn’t think twice. I am the first to change all that because of what I see in the family now. Diabetes, dementia, autism, fatigue and Lyme disease in different members of my family, all because we ignored signs of diabetes and now are paying the price. The bottom line is: I don’t want to turn into my parents! They ignored signs to pay attention to diet and stop eating processed foods. I didn’t know any better and I thought...

Dr Anju Usman MD The Importance of Diet Healthy Gut=Healthy Brain

  Here are my notes from this talk. Just because you are GFCF doesn’t mean the brownies cakes and cookies are good for you. Healthy Gut equals healthy brain. Autonomic nervous system in the brain which is also in the gut. These are nerves that we don’t think about. Heart, breath… 70% of your immune system in your gut We have lymph nodes in the brain which clear infections from the body. Good and bad parasites in the body Healthy microbiome inherited from mother. Did you have a bad diet, antibiotics. Eat more fiber People who are hygiene fanatics have higher incidents of Alzheimer’s. There are good parasites as well as bad. GFCF diet, antioxidants, cruciferous veggies You need fat in the brain. The bad oil or oxidized oil and it’s sticky. Like an oil change. We do not want low cholesterol or low fat. They need both Eat Fermented foods Book is called Wild Fermentation Hyper OCD diets need low phenol, low histamine and low MSG Diarrhea or constipation diets need GAPS or SCD diets Children can’t digest gluten or casein and are addicted opiate effect Celiac can mimic autism Diabetes and MS also have leaky gut like autism Avoid food additives like MSG Minicycline or rosemary essential oils block glutamate. Types of Testing- SIBO Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth-Good bacteria growing where it isn’t supposed to. The nerves are damaged and food doesn’t digest. You can do a stool test, food sensitivities skin test,, yeast PANS Some can’t process pesticides or glyphosate High aluminum in their blood, stop in the diet including the packaging. Arsenic sprayed on fruits...

Are you drunk from eating Bread? Gluten intolerance makes you appear Drunk?

    I was addicted to bread when I found out I was gluten intolerant. Gluten free bread is not the same  “high” you get from eating gluten bread. When I ate the bread, I was glassy eyed, dark circles under my eyes. I squinted because I couldn’t open my eyes all the way, because it was probably a high blood sugar as well. In fact, people were always accusing me of looking tired, or even drunk. One should not look drunk in high school. In fact I was asked so often I said yes sometimes. Because I was asked four or five times a day, every single day. “Are you tired, are you drunk?” My eyes physically hurt. If I didn’t eat the bread, I had nothing else to eat. It was the 1980s. There was no gluten free anything. The only thing I could do, was self medicate. I did that by eating the inside of the sandwich and not eating the bread.  Frequently, I would still be hungry so I would eat half the bread. The rest of my lunch was still gluten, like  pretzels or cake or something. If I was hungry I ate that as well. If there was anything out of my lunch to skip, it was the bread, but sometimes, I was still hungry. the day after eating the bread, felt like I was punched in the stomach when it hit certain areas of my stomach. In order to self medicate for that, I would eat again. I would eat a little bit of gluten. I ate a cracker, or a bite...