Fix the Brain to Fix the Gutwith Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, FACN

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What you'll learn from this expert talk:

  • Impact of brain injury and impaired vagal activity 
  • Activate your neurons 
  • Polyphenols and butyrate for leaky gut/brain

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Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, FACN

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  • Moderator says:

    Thanks for tuning into Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s interview “Fix the Brain to Fix the Gut”. We’d love to hear your feedback and what gems stood out for you. Feel free to post your questions too. Trudy will be responding after 3pm PST/6pm EST and will invite the speaker to respond if needed ~ Mika/Customer support for Trudy

  • Julie Gladhill Shenk says:

    This has been most revealing. I was never told I could possibly develop a mild TMI years after a bicycle accident. (details–hit a concrete bridge with the side of my head going 15mph). Looking back, the accident was when I was 30 years old and then symptoms came after another whiplash type accident in my early 40s. It is significant to know that I had vertigo, depression, beginnings of poor balance (I had a good many falls), was sensitive to light, sensory losses, and beginnings of the partial loss of the ability to articulate well, plus ongoing ‘tension’ headaches. Everything else (healthcare) was segmented to various specialists with various diagnoses. It is still the case. At the tender age of almost 66, my life has fallen apart. I was just diagnosed with Bilateral Occipital Neuralgia which is very difficult. I have had therapy (cranial sacral). It comes back. But I regress, I was diagnosed with an eye to brain impairment. I watch volleyball, soccer, tennis holding my head still and moving my eyes only. Has helped greatly. I was a homeschool mom of four daughters. But with the last student/daughter, I was failing 8th-grade math though previously I did well in that subject. Thank you for such great insight–and the gut (some damage found) and now I know why. Thank you for further ideas as to what I can do for myself. To me, this is a game changer–just maybe (I had brain fog for many years but diet has greatly changed it) not everything I was told I had was what was going on or what is still going on are the truths about what is. LOL or not. I love to learn. But seeking more answers. Believe (for me) this makes so much sense. I just thought I had to have been knocked out for the brain injuries to consider TMI issues. Evidently not! Thanks so much for providing this information–both of you!

    • Trudy Scott says:

      Julie
      So glad this has been so revealing. I felt the same when I first heard Dr. Kharrazian teach this and really wanted him on to share this missing puzzle piece. I would suggest finding a functional neurologist to work with

      It’s an area I’m looking into myself too – I also lost my maths ability and have had a number of head bangs while mountain-biking, rock-climbing, snow-boarding and in 2 car accidents.

  • Julie Gladhill Shenk says:

    P.S. I forgot to mention that ANXIETY is also one of the higher issues, too.

  • Christina says:

    Trudy mentions an “oxalate issue.” She states that when she takes higher amounts of curcumin, which is high in oxalates, her oxalate pain issues go through the roof. What does that mean and how can I determine if I have the oxalate pain issue? I’m working with a chiropractic neurologist on some last stubborn bit of back pain and using curcumin is part of my regimen. Based on this statement, I’m wondering if its counter-productive.

  • Monica Garcia says:

    Trudy mentioned that it was better to fix neurotransmitters and not wait to fix sibo. What about metal toxicity? With metal toxicity you tend to not be able to absorb supplements

    • Trudy Scott says:

      Monica
      I always start with the amino acids if someone has anxiety – sublingual works if there are absorption issues. Research shows tryptophan and GABA help with anxiety caused by lead toxicity

  • S.B. says:

    Is benzo use considered a brain injury? I’m recovering from benzo use (7 mos. off them and still experiencing protracted withdrawal symptoms), and I’m curious as to whether Dr. Kharrazian’s advice about activating the brain would help with recovery. (TY!)

    • C.P. says:

      I’m curious about this too. I’ve experienced protracted benzo withdrawal after 10 years of use. Dr Heather Ashton’s Manual helpe me understand and put language to what I was experiencing throughout my body. It was horrible, and I was essentially bedridden for 5 weeks. I would say it was a CNS injury.

    • Trudy Scott says:

      S.B.
      Based on what I’ve recently learned from Dr. Kharrazian it sounds a great deal like what happens with a TBI. I have heard back from one person in my community who is in benzo recovery and uses some of these approaches but agrees even this can be challenging. I am trying to find a functional neurologist with experience in this area but no luck yet. I will continue to look as I believe this could be another valuable healing resource.

      • Trudy Scott says:

        I reached out to Dr. Kharrazian’s team and got this feedback: “In the neuroinflammation class he did mention medications can trigger glial priming. As I recall someone asked about this and he didn’t have a lot of insight into benzo recovery beyond what he teaches in the neuroinflammation class.”

        • Kim says:

          Loved this seriesTrudy. It was the very best one I’ve seen of many. Thank you for your feedback!
          I’m curious if a traumatic emotional experience can trigger a glial priming.

  • Micki says:

    Are there any devices that Dr K recommends for vegal nerve exercises?

    I am wondering if there are any devices he would recommend such as STIM or FSM that work as well as gargling, humming, gagging, etc?

    • Trudy Scott says:

      Micki
      I got this back from dr. Kharrazian’s team: “He was asked this at the last seminar and he said none will be as strong or effective as gagging, gargling, and coffee enemas. Gagging is strength training while intense gargling is the cardio for the vagal nerve. So he does not make any recommendations” for devices.

  • KATIA says:

    I cant hear the name of the app. that you recomend

  • Ann says:

    Thank you Trudy for including the comment about Wi-fi’s connection to anxiety and it’s effects on health. I cancelled out all EMFs and immediately slept deeply and lost all my anxiety.
    Synergyscience has the German technology and it is instantaneous, not days or weeks to get results.

  • Reenie says:

    I’m curious as to what he has to say about brain trauma related to someone with a Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis because that trauma isn’t necessarily physical (more emotional) but affects brain function (especially the amygdala and hippocampus) regardless. Would this be treated the same or differently?

    • Trudy Scott says:

      Reenie
      It’s possible. Be sure to tune in to Dr. Perlmutter’s interview – he also talks about amygdala (and the prefrontal cortex). We also talk about this in Hyla Cass/CBD interview

  • Sheila says:

    Did anyone understand the name of the first app dr Datis mentioned, Mosley?

  • amy says:

    what was dr k saying at t.18:30 about passion fruit??? is it a product on the market or just the fruit consumption? was a but difficult to keep up with a few sentences

  • Kathryn says:

    Is it possible to heal the blood brain barrier

  • kylie says:

    Wow, this talk is quite intense! I experienced several brain injuries many years ago, I was trapped in a violent relationship, I escaped in 1997 & gradually got better. In 2013 I had a health crisis, a three month migraine. It’s a long story, but I can’t help think now that those early injuries must have been a partial contributing factor. Thank you for your talk. My ten yr old daughter has a lot of behavioral issues, I had a difficult pregnancy with her due to external stress. My migraines actually started during the pregnancy, typically lasting 3-5 days. We have been doing the Gaps diet for a year, which initially had great results, but we still have massive problems with sugar addiction and anger. I have suspected for some time that her BBB was broken, this talk has made me see that we are doing the right thing with the ketogenic style diet and music lessons and yoga etc etc… more reading & research to do! & I think some Gaba…thanks again.

  • Karen says:

    I have watched this doctor before he seems to know what he is talking about. This is on a personal issue. I have struggling with some undiagnosed neurological condition for over 12 years. Been to many many doctors but continue to worsen. Does the Doctor take in personal patients?

  • Shana says:

    Regarding butyrate, Dr. Kharrazian mentioned ground flax, hemp and psyllium husk to provide the fiber for the good bacteria to produce butyrate. Can you tell me the dose one should take daily? Would it be a better plan to start with a bottle of EnteroVite and glutamine and then maintain with the flax, hemp, psyllium combo??

    • Trudy Scott says:

      Shana
      It depends on each person but starting on 1/2 to 1t of each and increasing slowly is good. Using Enterovite and glutamine all help too but it’s best to do one thing at a time and track results

  • clady says:

    I listen to Dr K every time I see him listed in a panel! He is so knowledgeable! It’s interesting he mentions the flax, chia… many decades ago when I was nearly dead from hepatitis and all the issues it caused, an elderly nutritionist put me on flax, chia, sesame seeds daily.. altho more than recommended here.. it cleared up the joint pain in 6 wks! After hearing this from Dr K I’m wishing I’d kept doing it my whole life! Thank you Trudy for bringing him to us!!

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