"When you feel bad for so long, that becomes your normal"
"When you feel bad for so long, that becomes your normal... I feel dumb for dealing with those symptoms for so long."
"A 49-year-old-male with an apathetic presentation was referred to my office after having completed a one-month stay at a prestigious rehabilitation facility for alcohol abuse. He was hesitant to try alternative medicine. . .
"The patient's primary symptoms were
lack of appetite, and
an acid feeling in his stomach at night.
"The patient also reported taking antidepressants five years ago, which led to an increase in his alcohol intake.
He came to a Functional Neurologist and "just three weeks after starting this program the patient reported a significant increase in energy, return of his appetite, and no need for an over-the-counter antacid medication for the first time in years. . .
"He told me, 'When you feel bad for so long, that becomes your normal... I feel dumb for dealing with those symptoms for so long' . . .
"Not only has the patient noted a dramatic change in his mood on this protocol, but his daughter has also noticed he is
'less angry, more patient, and happier.'
"This case clearly depicts the impact of the gut-brain connection. For this patient, a gut infection, gluten intolerance, and leaky gut undoubtedly contributed to his alcohol abuse and depression. It is also unfortunate that a rehab facility charging $25,000 per month could have overlooked such important factors."
Not many would have assumed alcoholism could be dealt with by addressing the gut-brain connection.
The brain is our source. Nothing happens in the body without the brain allowing it. These are issues we at Inside Out Health treat every day.
Let's get our brain into shape.
Happy brain, happy body.
Alexis Daniels, DC, CSCS
Woodland Hills, California