The gut is often called the body’s second brain, so it’s not surprising that recent research shows a connection between gut health and mental health. At Tulsi Wellness Club, the team led by Natasha MacLeay, ND, Christian Jacob Del Rosario, ND, and Devin Stone, ND, helps you balance your gut and whole-body health so you can experience a dramatic improvement in your negative thoughts, moods, and behaviors. The San Diego office in Del Mar, California, is a welcoming and serene environment where you can get the best in holistic mental health care. Call the office or book your appointment online now.
Mental health care is medical care geared toward your emotional, psychological, and social wellness. The Tulsi Wellness Club team uses functional and naturopathic medicine approaches to uncover the roots of your mental health struggles and guide your natural recovery.
You might need mental health support if you’re struggling with thought, feeling, and behavior changes such as:
When it comes to your mental health, you’re the ultimate authority. You know when you’re not feeling well, and your body’s not functioning as it should. You deserve to find answers and feel better, and Tulsi Wellness Club is here to help.
Multiple factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, and life experiences, can affect your mental health. A more recently discovered influence on mental health is the gut. Experts once believed that the gut and brain had little connection, but recent research shows that the gut and brain actually have a complex two-way communication system: the gut-brain axis.
The gut-brain axis contains hormones, nerves, and bacteria, intimately connected with your digestive and mental health. Numerous studies show a close connection between gut health and anxiety and mood disorders. The gut is often called the “second brain” because it has so many neurotransmitter-producing neurons. Those neurons regulate your mood as well as appetite and digestion.
Further, the gut-brain axis is strongly affected by the gut microbiome, the microorganisms in the digestive tract. For instance, an imbalanced gut microbiome, with a decrease in beneficial bacteria, is linked to depression and anxiety, and a high level of harmful bacteria means you’re more likely to develop mental health problems.
You can improve your mental health with expert help. Functional medicine testing can determine what type of imbalances and issues could be affecting your mental health.
The team can also help you start a diet rich in fiber and fermented foods to increase the beneficial bacteria in your gut and maintain a healthy gut-brain axis. Intravenous (IV) therapy, NAD+, supplements, and other naturopathic medicine treatments may also help.
Call Tulsi Wellness Club or book your appointment online today.