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Facebook Live on February 18, 2021

How brain dysfunction can cause gut health symptoms

When it comes to diagnosing and treating gut health symptoms, the most overlooked organ is the brain. Broadly speaking, four types of brain dysfunction can lead to gut problems: Early neurodegeneration (such as early Parkinson’s or dementia), the effects of traumatic brain injury years later, brain autoimmunity (such as MS), and brain development disorders in children (ADHD, ASD, etc.). Because of how closely the brain and gut communicate through the gut-brain axis, brain problems can cause breakdowns in function anywhere along the GI tract. Dr. Kharrazian will explain these concepts in this talk — including why the trend around vagus nerve exercises is over hyped — and answer questions from viewers. (Facebook Live 2-18-2021)