It’s time for some real spring cleaning! Washing away winter blues, flushing out toxins, and clearing up brain fog is all an inside job that requires daily attention.
Just like you can clean your house, you CAN clean your gut-brain health connection. Depression, anxiety, brain fog, Alzheimer's, etc., are actually all brain-gut health issues. Read that again.
Get this: 95% of serotonin (the happy, feel-good hormone), is made in your gut. So why aren’t psychologists and psychotherapists not hyper-focused on gut health for serotonin production? Sadly, it’s not part of their training, nor is it discussed enough in any medical situation.
I could talk about how critical gut health is to brain diseases endlessly. But for time’s sake, I’ll summarize key points in this blog post. Please follow me on my personal Instagram and Alkamind Instagram for daily gems of wisdom!
It’s ALL about the 1:1 Ratio
Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acid ratio: PRO-inflammatory to ANTI-inflammatory. It should be 1:1. This is the single most important ratio in your body you NEED to know about.
Doctors measure your blood pressure, oxygenation levels, cholesterol, liver enzymes, etc.—all necessary to know—but they are leaving out the most important one: Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acid ratio. Testing and knowing your ratio offers you the MOST accurate measure of systemic and BRAIN inflammation. It literally blows my mind that this ratio isn’t your doctor’s top priority! Let me explain…
An overabundance of Omega-6s and a deficiency of Omega-3s cause a significant inflammatory imbalance in cells, creating major risk factors for systemic inflammation and brain diseases such as depression, anxiety, premature aging, dementia, ADD/ADHD, “brain fog,” etc.
The ratio is also known as the AA/EPA ratio, and it should ideally be 1:1 and NO MORE than 4:1. Yet studies show the average American diet has a ratio of 25:1 in favor of the pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids.
One of my clients, a female in high school suffering from severe depression, measured 88:1!
The pathology that creates depression and other brain diseases is the same pathology that drives many chronic diseases. Our bodies are designed to REPAIR ITSELF. However, they are not created to handle POISIONING from excessive amounts of artificial sweeteners, dairy, sugar, stress, etc. Once your brain reaches a certain level of damage, it reduces its ability to repair itself—unless it gets help. Our brains are 60% fatty acids and therefore need high-quality Omega 3s for optimal health.
Clean up & take charge!
Your brain is the most important part of your body. It controls what you eat, the quality of your sleep, and how you interact with yourself and the world around you. Loving your brain should tip-top priority.
Testing, Epigenetics, and Nutrigenomics represent the future of health care and put your unique body at the front of the mission. You can be empowered with information about your bio markers' disposition and how you can change the expression of those genes and your brain and body’s future.
The BrainSpan Omega-3 Inflammation Test Kit is the world leader in at-home brain assessment kits. It will provide accurate Omega 6 to Omega 3 bio-markers, as well as how toxic your cells are from carbohydrate metabolism and many other brain assessments.
Reducing your stress, sugar, wheat, dairy, artificial sugars and flavors (just cut those out forever) is critical in reducing your Omega 6 intake.
However, your body does not naturally produce Omega 3 (Anti-inflammatory), so taking an Acid-Kicking Omega-3 should be just as important as breathing! Alkamind is the ONLY supplement in the world that contains the IDEAL 2:1 ratio of EPA to DHA in a highly concentrated form, making Daily Omega-3 the most superior fish oil you will find.
It will help:
What you INSPECT, you will RESPECT.
And once you KNOW, you can make the changes you need, and measure and track those changes.
You GOT this!Please note: It takes about four months to make significant changes in your ratio once you start your fish oil protocol and begin decreasing the sources of omega-6 fats in your diet.