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Here at the Urban Wellness Clinic we transform mental health through nutrition and functional medicine

What you need to know about your gut and your brain
  • The gut and the brain are connected, and it is a bi-directional relationship.  For example, have you ever experienced butterflies in the stomach when you are excited or nervous?

  • Your gut microbiome is involved in making chemicals that affect how your brain works, and this includes your appetite, your emotions and your cognition such as memory and concentration. 

  • Some research also demonstrates the role the gut microbiome plays in anxiety, depression, autism and the prevention of dementia and Alzheimers.

When working with clients on their mental health, we are also looking at their gut health too: the gut microbiome, neurotransmitter (brain chemical) production and function, bowel movements and other symptoms such as bloating, constipation, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and more.

 

The gut also plays an important role in our mental health too when it comes to eating disorders, obesity and neurodiversity.  So often here at the Urban Wellness clinic, we often run comprehensive stool tests or functional tests to better understand your individual gut health and microbiome, and how this may be influencing or impacting how you think and feel.

Your gut microbiome is involved in making chemicals that affect how your mind works, and this includes your appetite, your emotions and your cognition abilities such as memory and concentration.  Some research also demonstrates the role the gut microbiome plays in anxiety, depression, autism and the prevention of dementia and Alzheimers.

 

Just as we are all individual, so is your gut microbiome!

Brain Health | Mental Health | Gut Health | Eating Disorders | Neurodiversity

The gut-brain axis is the term used to explain the physical and chemical connection between your gut and your brain.

Signs that your gut-brain axis may need some help include:

  • You struggle with bloating, constipation, excessive flatulence, burping or heartburn

  • You don't have a daily bowel movement

  • You’ve cut out various foods but nothing seems to really make a difference

  • Probiotics made no effect or made things worse!

  • You feel too nauseous to eat or feel full soon after eating

  • Your digestion feels worse for stress or anxiety

  • You've been diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

  • You struggle to concentrate or fall asleep

How we work with clients and the gut-brain axis

Here at Urban Wellness, because we use a functional medicine approach that means we assess all the systems in the body, including the gut. 

We then overlay this with nutrition and lifestyle advice to create a plan that is tailored to you, and addresses the root cause or causes of your symptoms, whilst working to improve your gut-mind connection.

Simply book a free 30-minute discovery call with one of the team and find out how we can help you.

Gut Brain Mind Clinic

Functional medicine, also known as Lifestyle or Integrated Medicine, looks at the whole person and takes a root-cause approach.  For example, do you have problems with anxiety and concentration?  These symptoms could stem from hormones, a lack of key nutrients, inflammation or poor digestive health.

At the heart or Urban Wellness is the understanding that in order to help support your brain heath and mental health, we have to treat the whole person. Whilst you may receive the a diagnosis that gives your health concern a name (for example, anxiety or depression), the reasons causing it or driving it are very individual

 

We take into consideration the physical, physiological and psychological factors and overlay this with your diet and lifestyle.  By working to the cause of your issues, we not only work to help you feel better today, but also long term so that it prevents reoccurrence or worsening over time.

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