Reduce the Risk of Many Mental Disorders by a Healthy Microbiome and Exercise

Robert Leo Plucinsky, MS, Health Education and a Healthy Lombard Foundation 2017 Health Hero Award winner shared that  healthy bacteria helps digestion, nutrient absorption, increases immunity response, eases stress, and control inflammation, a key factor in degenerative diseases in body and brain. This includes Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety, MS and others mental ills that can be greatly reduced by Following Doctor Perlmutter’s Five Step Plan for Brain Health.

1. Prebiotics: onions, Jerusalem artichokes, asparagus, Mexican yam, garlic and other
Indigestible fibers to help probiotics do their good work for health-giving bacteria.

2. Probiotics: supplements that contain 3 lactobacilli and 2 bifidobacteria. BioK sponsored Natural  Breakthroughs in Brain Health with Brenda Watson PBS show 2/12/17. Or you can eat live culture plain yogurt, Kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles, or drink Kefir or Kombucha tea. Fermented vegetables and fruits also help gut to brain wellness.
3. Low carb foods are good for brain and body and high carb foods increase risk of inflammation that is the basis for chronic and degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Avoid consuming refined carbs and simple sugars, and grains and flours.

4. Healthy Fats: extra virgin olive oil, avocado, cold water wild fish salmon, sardines, grass-fed beef, nuts, green tea, 70 + cocoa Dark chocolate, and coffee in moderation.
5. Avoid Gluten because it can cause Leaky Gut that has been the source of many ills,
including MS and other autoimmune diseases that harm the body and the central nervous system. Increase gliadin and amps up LPS the marker for Alzheimer’s. It is linked to major depression, ALS, autism. Zheng,R., et al, Journal of Neuroimmunology. 2009.Other threats to a Healthy Gut, Brain and Body are toxic chemicals, unnecessary use
antibiotics that also developed super infectious organisms not able to be destroyed.

Lack of enough exercise, stress that can be lessened by meditation and or “Relaxation
Response” a book by Doctor Herbert Benson, MD. Studies from Harvard and M.I. T.


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