A Drug-Free, Integrated Approach To Leaky Gut Syndrome
There is a strong connection between the stomach and brain, and because of this connection between the mind and the gut, conditions like leaky gut affect the nervous system. As a result, leaky gut syndrome can affect an individual’s behavior - especially in individuals with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) or Autism. Also called intestinal permeability, leaky gut occurs when there are large cracks or holes in the gut lining. These holes and cracks allow partially digested food and toxins to sneak past the gut lining’s barrier and irritate the underlying tissue. Foods that are harder to digest, such as dairy and gluten, are particular irritants, and can produce brain activity similar to the ‘high’ caused by morphine. This ‘high’ looks like vacant stares, dilated pupils, limited interaction, inappropriate behaviors, and excessive cravings for foods containing gluten or dairy - such as chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, ice cream, etc.
The Brain Balance Achievement Center of Summit has developed a nutrition program for children that can help improve digestion, and in effect, reduce the negative behaviors that can be caused by leaky gut syndrome. Your child’s personalized plan through The Brain Balance Program is focused on helping your child overcome their social, behavioral, and/or academic challenges. This plan includes up to 3 weekly in-center visits as well as a nutrition plan, which helps to support the in-center sessions by improving your child’s gut health.
Improve Behavioral Issues And Gut Health Today!
Making the choice to eat clean is a healthy option for everyone. It’s a life changing experience — one that you, your child, and your entire family will never regret. If you’re wondering how to address leaky gut, we have a plan for you! The Brain Balance Program in Summit can help to improve brain and body development by addressing your child’s physical, academic, and nutritional needs. Take the first step and schedule your child’s personalized assessment by calling our center at (908) 517-1101 or filling out the form above.