Did you know that you have a wandering nerve in your body that is the boss of your nervous system?
Did you know that inflammation, and the ability to bond, and go to the bathroom is directly influenced by this nerve function?
In functional medicine, research now shows that this nerve may be a missing link to treating chronic inflammation, and new medical technologies are creating a field of treatment using vagal nerve stimulation that leaves the use of medication in the dust.
Your internal ecology is the key to your health. I liken this ecology to a rainforest, existing in symbiotic harmony with the creatures and plants that live there. With a balanced ecosystem, life exists as nature intended, reflecting a healthy terrain.
Colostrum has a lengthy history of therapeutic uses and benefits. Known best as natures “first food”, I first came across its use while studying Ayurveda. In India, Ayurvedic physicians have used colostrum for thousands of years to help heal the body and enhance longevity. More recently, colostrum has been found to be three times more effective at preventing the flu than vaccinations.
We are living, breathing biomes. Our biomes make up an inner ecosystem that determines our health and we rely on thousands of bacterial and yeast species to help ensure that we receive the correct building blocks to make the nutrients we need to survive and thrive.
I was enrolled this last winter in a digestive intensive with Andrea Nakayama exploring the role of the gut in healing chronic illness. This topic hits very close to home for me as I have been working to strengthen my own families gut health for the past 5 years. This intensive provided an eye opening amount of detailed information pertaining to how we can heal this incredibly complex and interconnected system and why its such a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to healing the body.