I have heard for a quite a while about the connection between our guts and the health of our brain. But it was not until I read Dr. David Perlmutter's book, Brain Maker, that I realized how profound this connection really is. Dr. Perlmutter offers some easy dietary changes we can make to help minimize our risk of Parkinson's, Alzheimers, dementia and even mood disorders like depression and anxiety.
More probiotics, kefir, yogurt and kimchi in your diet can help fortify your gut which in turn can benefit mental wellness. I am hearing more and more of people contracting early onset dementia and Alzheimer's and hearing the increasing prevalence of depression and anxiety. Could some of that be a result of our diets?
I think so and the research though relatively new appears back this up. We are living much longer lives. Good eating habits established early can help ensure that we live the latter phases of our lives in good health.