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20/Jan/2018

Existence has given us the gift of a healthy body. We, the human
race take this gift for granted and rarely do anything to support or
regenerate Health.

Imbalances in the body are the root cause for any sickness, pain and
suffering.

Once this is understood we begin to realize the limitations of today’s
Health conception, particularly in mainstream medicine.

We are being prescribed to take medications that suppress
symptoms, destroy the body’s natural defense mechanism and simply
create an even deeper disruption.

This is because allopathic medicine teaches us to see the body in its
separate parts. However we must understand that this perspective
cannot heal the body in its entirety. Instead, the body must be looked
at as a whole. Healing must occur holistically.

Modern medicine has proven to be great for emergency situations in
the journey of your life.

Holistic Medicine will bring you back to your body’s natural state of
health once and for all.

The use of endless medications is simply suppressing your body and
your symptoms will keep going deeper.

Trust that your body can find a way to heal itself through Holistic
Healing.

Discover yourself, take care of yourself and find harmony within your
mind, body & soul.

Holistic Healing is designed to recreate balance in the body on all
levels, as it was meant to be. A state of being, that cannot be
described but must be experienced.

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Why do nutrient IV infusions?

HOLISTIC AESTHETICS is unlike any path to beauty you have ever taken. It will transform you from the inside – out. You will discover yourself, feel pure & attractive, you will be glowing & bursting with living energy. You will be in harmony with the Universe. Holistic harmonizes your health, awakens your happiness and empowers you with success and you are bond to be hooked to this one of a kind path to eternal youth & vitality.

Having the right balance of vitamins and minerals in your body is essential to supporting regeneration and health. When your body does not absorb enough vitamins directly from your food, taking supplements is useless. You won’t be able to absorb vitamins from capsules either. It matters what you eat, but it is more important how you digest that food! That is why the Holistic approach works to detox you, restore your digestion and at the same time supply vitamins and minerals directly to your blood cells with IV infusions during this process. The combination of these methodologies will kickstart your body to absorb your food, feel energized, look younger and be filled with health and vitality.

Have you done infusions before, with no result? Or, wonder why you should take the Holistic approach? IV infusions can be extremely effective when done with the right balance and combination. Our Holistic doctor looks at your body as a whole and designs a plan that works to give you results beyond your expectations.

There is more: We use the most advanced biofeedback technology that scans your energetic system, your aura and your vitamin/mineral levels in order to detect how your body is improving. Staring in the mirror waiting for results is frustrating. We show you on black and white how your skin is improving, your collagen levels are going up, your organs are functioning, your stress levels are decreasing, your aura is expanding and your chakras are balancing – just to name a few! Go beyond the physical and you will discover true beauty.

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Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means ‘wheel’. According to ancient texts, Chakras are the circular energy vortexes in the body, which spin like a wheel.  There are hundreds of chakras spinning ideally in a clockwise direction, attracting healthy energy for us to absorb, while at the same time, throwing off negative energy we no longer need.  Of these, the 7 main chakras are described as pools of energy, the stations or centres of pure consciousness (chaitanya) and consciousness-power.  The healthier the chakra, the more energy we attract. The more energy we attract and hold on to, the healthier, stronger and happier we can be.  That is why, the healthier and the more spiritual you are from inside, the more balanced your chakras are and the stronger your vibration is on the outside.  The Chakras are ‘power stations’ of the body: they are responsible for distributing energy throughout the body.

A healthy chakra is one that is spinning rapidly in a clockwise direction, with no blocks to stop the flow of the Chi or Prana (Universal Energy or Life Force) that we need to live. Chakras, however are not always healthy, and for the most part are forever changing. The state of the chakras depends on many different factors, such as lifestyle, thought patterns, emotional history, and past life karma. As one moves through life and its experiences, the chakras are absorbing the effects it is exposed to. Interestingly enough, the spacing of chakras actually matches major nerve or endocrine centers in the body.

There are seven main chakras in the human body. Each of these seven chakras is found in one straight line from the top of the head to the bottom of the spine. The seven energy vortexes have their own individual traits. For instance, the seven main chakras are all different in colours. These colours correlate to the colours of the rainbow (Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red) going from top to bottom.

All cells in our body are vibrating at a very slow rate and giving off certain amounts of energy. And around our body there exists another lighter and finer body of energy that vibrates at a greater rate than those of our cells. This creates our Aura. Simply explained: the Aura is to our body like what the atmosphere is to Earth. Our Aura can be defined as a field of energy or light that surrounds every physical body on this planet. Each and every individual on the Earth has an Aura that comes in various colors called the spiritual colors of the Aura. These spiritual colors vary based on the state the aura is in. Auras are capable of showing diseases and lack of health or balance in an individual. The Aura can be considered as a ‘mirror’ that reveals our present mental, physical and spiritual state.

Like Chakras, Auras also come with specific colors.  The Auras and Chakras together constitute the spiritual colors of an individual. Both Chakras and Auras are vital to an individual’s health and well being. These channels of energy can get ‘clogged’ due to stress or illness and impact a person’s overall health. Certain forms of meditation, Yoga, Reiki, Tai Chi within the Holistic approach to healing works to relieve blocked Chakras and purify Auras to restore health, happiness and harmony in the body.

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20/Jan/2018

The story of a young man who is healing his Multiple Sclerosis the Holistic way

Hindrance

5 years ago I faced a strange problem with my vision, where a white layer was covering some parts of my eyesight. My vision got worse and the white layer started taking up more space. I thought I was actually going blind in one eye.

It was surprising to me when the eye doctor asked me to do a brain MRI test. The results showed that I had lesions in my brain and my problem was a chronic nerve disease known as Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.). M.S. is a complex condition and many people live with it throughout their lives, controlling it with medication that manages the immune system. That was what I was put on; a small pill that I would take every day to control my condition. I felt perfectly fine taking this pill for 4 years, with just some minor side effects like skin rashes.

Having to go through the whole process of sourcing out the really expensive medicine, and all the hurdles the insurance companies and hospitals forced me to go through, got me questioning the intention of the hospitals and care for the patients’ health. It was more of a case of stopping the patient from complaining rather than an attempt to resolving the issue altogether.

I simply could not believe the claims of medicine professionals, that M.S. has no cure and can only be controlled via immune suppressors.

Unusual

Being persuaded by loved ones, I thought that medicine was the only way forward, even though it was hurting other parts of my body. Fate nonetheless, brought me to Dr. Ludmila and from the first minute with her, I was so glad to hear someone that spoke to my gut feelings and confirmed what I have felt for so long.

I have had to go through some of the toughest times of my life, being away from my loved ones and not being able to live the life I am so used to living. When I spoke to people around me, they all accused me of being crazy to believe Dr. Ludmila, and thought I was taking a losable gamble on my health and my life.

Acceptance & Doubt

During the most difficult time, I ran into a friend who was suffering a more severe case of Multiple Sclerosis – he has had it for 17 years and has lost most of his motor functions. One statement that stuck with me was when he was told that this disease is a “destroyer of desires”. It hit me, I may never recover to the person I was before, and I may not be able to play football again, or even take my car for a simple drive. I feared that I will turn into a burden to everyone around me and that it may be an irreversible case.

That is when I told myself that I have to accept the consequences I face and that even though I may not be able to do some of the things I love, and I may have to take on some things that I don’t love. Accepting my limitations has allowed me to look forward and stop dwelling on the past. I started taking up new hobbies like swimming and free flying in the indoor inflight center, which has been proven to stimulate brain cells. I have really improved in doing both of them and I am now able to realize new things that I can excel in.

My situation wasn’t getting better and I started having doubts on the effectiveness of the treatment, and had some moments where I considered going through extreme measures to rid myself from the problem.

Evolve

Accepting my case and looking ahead was really what helped me with the types of treatments I was receiving at the Holistic Healing Medical Centre. The combination of all the Holistic treatments including Liver detox, Hydro colon therapy, homeopathy, acupuncture and Ayurveda, has made me realize that I can get to a stage where my soul disconnects from my body and I look at myself from a third person point of view. This may sound far-fetched and I did think I was being possessed the first time this happened, but it only confirms what Dr. Ludmila says time and time again; that the soul can achieve much more than a body can. That disconnection has led me to believe that this treatment is much more than just curing the physical issues I am facing, it is helping me realize the importance of life and how my soul can reach extremes my body can’t.

By that time, my doubts have transitioned into a new found belief of how my soul, body and spirit is transforming into one that can have more influence than ever before. My mind and heart grew in capacity and I am more able to process, feel, think, and make rational choices without overthinking matters over and over again. Two weeks later, I noticed that my mind and soul are becoming stronger and taking over my body. That is when I noticed I could physically perform things I thought I would never be able to do. I felt more energetic and more alive than I ever felt before. Dr. Ludmila was able to show me the way to open up my mind and soul to become more accepting and receptive of methods I used to think were irrelevant in the past. Finding a doctor that looked at me as a whole and is treating the root cause of my pain has been a true gift.

Now, I am continuing my journey to recovering and becoming more of a human being than I ever was, and it feels “Amazing”!

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With exposure to endless information, there is no surprise you are still left wondering what the real difference between Allopathic and Homeopathic or Holistic medicine is.

Allo means opposite and pathic means disease/sickness/pathology. The meaning of the word itself describes its very nature. Allopathic Medicine is based on going against disease and reflects the law of opposites. This type of approach in the 21st century is based on scientific elements and analysis, all determined to divide or separate the body in order to understand its elements. Modern medicine is a new phenomenon and has only existed for the past 70 years. This includes the invention of antibiotics, antihistamines, antidepressants, antioxidants etc. These were all introduced to compliment this approach in suppressing and controlling symptoms. At the same time, the advancement of technology has brought about extremely useful tools and due to this, modern medicine has proven itself great for life saving conditions like car accidents, loss of consciousness, burns etc. However when approaching diseases or chronic illnesses, it simply suppresses the body, views it in its separate parts and fails to understand that the human body, mind and soul are one.

Homeopathic and Holistic medicine on the other hand, is able to regenerate the body’s health, viewing it as a united system, integrated in existence. The combination of the worlds most advanced eastern and traditional healing modalities, uses ancient knowledge of the body to realign the system entirely. There lies no sense in treating only individual symptoms or separate units of our human body, when really we are a whole functioning system of life.

Our recommendation? Modern medicine is great for emergency situations, while Holistic Medicine will bring you back to your body’s natural state of health once and for all. Stop diving into using more and more medications, leave the reoccurring symptoms behind, trust that your body knows how to heal itself and experience the benefits of Holistic Healing.

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20/Jan/2018

Can you imagine that 70% of our body consists of Water. And that 90% of our Brain is water. Our cells float and live in an environment made up of water and our blood contains 90% water. Planet earth is made up of 70% water and it is through water, life on this planet has emerged. Its significance is immense in every aspect of existence, especially when understanding human evolution, health and healing.

Science has proven time and time again that Water has memory. This concept is used in the principles of homeopathy, where nature’s power is stored in the memory of water. After many years of research Dr. Ludmila has discovered that the most pristine water is the water you are residing in right now, along with the memory of water that you carry in you since birth from your mothers womb.

Everyday we consume around 1.5 to 2 liters of water. Depending on our body weight, the water in us constantly adapts. It is possible to change our water in 2 weeks depending on the type of water we drink. One might ask, why is the type of water we drink so important?

Due to the fact that we are made up of a significant amount of water, our entire system relies on it for the body’s function and survival. This includes Protecting your tissues, spinal cord, and joints, helping your body remove waste, aiding in digestion, preventing you from becoming dehydrated and so much more.

When water travels for a long time in plastic bottles, through pipes, in heat, chemicals may sieve into it and the water ends up spending a long time on shelves, etc. then the water loses its potential and its content gets clogged. This way, the water, once full of life, can no longer deliver the minerals and nutrients; instead its structure is hard, lacks fluidity and becomes acidic. This is when your doctor prescribes aspirin in order to dilute your clogged pipes!

What exactly is there to dilute? Toxins, perhaps?

However, when water is pure, alkaline and ionized it is similar to that of waterfalls and the electrolysis that is carried to your cells is the highest form of nutrition and minerals for your body.

Do you know that if you drink and talk to water with gratitude, the water molecules change and reflect this? The moment you are angry or tensed, the water mirrors the same and creates a block of minerals and nutrition.

The moment you drink ionized alkaline water it is absorbed by the body at a much higher rate, creating fluidity and life in you.

This is why the Holistic Healing Medical center, is bringing you water from the mountains of UAE, which has been specially selected by Dr. Ludmila and tested to provide you with the greatest form of energy that water can provide.

Holistic water goes through an ionizing process that brings the water to life, through technology developed in Russia, especially for space operations.

Water has memory and so depending on your thoughts and emotions it behaves in your body. Water is the creator and carrier of life. Allow it to bring you back to life and make you feel alive.

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Our bodies have the ability to heal from within

We live in a world where we search for quick, easy and convenient solutions. However, extensive research and science is proving that traditional medicine, specifically a holistic approach to healing, can be astoundingly effective in dramatically transforming a person’s health.

We must ask ourselves why chronic illnesses and mental health problems are a continuous epidemic. Modern medicine often overprescribes heavy medication that results in devastating side effects, as well as lack of the ability to deal with the root cause of the individual’s condition.

We, humans, are all made of one single cell, which develops into trillions of cells that constantly change and regenerate. We must appreciate the fact that our beings are the creators from the inside and that our bodies are able to regenerate naturally. It is through understanding this process, that we can teach our bodies to not only recreate health and harmony within, but to sustain this state for longevity and happiness through the process of a holistic approach.

We then no longer need vast amount of pills and other harmful stimulants; all we need to do is to support our health by natural ways, the same natural way our health was created.

Today’s modern medicine presents the public with endless amounts of pills and quick fixes, while simultaneously millions of dollars are spent on marketing these products. Therefore it is no surprise that this industry is able to attract patients suffering from different conditions. However the majority of doctors are prescribing medication, to simply support the suppression of symptoms, rather than dealing with the underlying cause and curing people wholly.

Taking endless amounts of medication, pills and/or supplements for various conditions are often not absorbed properly by our bodies and in many cases they counteract, resulting in dangerous side effects and internal imbalance within the human system.

The holistic approach supports the mind, body and soul to have health, harmony and happiness from within, which no prescribed pill could ever offer.

While mainstream medicine’s approach towards health and happiness is to simply suppress the body, holistic treatments support the system to find its natural state of being, balance and restore health from within.

Our health is the harmony of activity within our body. Happiness is harmony within our emotions, and therefore health is the foundation for any human’s happiness.

A simple example is that of a diet, which nowadays is used as a trend, like fashion; it comes and it goes, it is not sustained! But a style remains a style, a definition of person’s harmony with oneself; similarly, a lifestyle that supports health and happiness throughout is a holistic lifestyle.
This journey towards health, is a deep transformation from within, that when experienced, creates inner happiness, contentment and most of all a feeling of liberation. It allows the individual to take control of his/her life.

From Dr. Ludmila Vassilieva
Founder and Medical Director

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Two Way Communication

Most of us have been taught in school that the heart is constantly responding to “orders” sent by the brain in the form of neural signals. However, it is not as commonly known that the heart actually sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart! Moreover, these heart signals have a significant effect on brain function—influencing emotional processing as well as higher cognitive faculties such as attention, perception, memory, and problem-solving. In other words, not only does the heart respond to the brain, but the brain continuously responds to the heart.

Different patterns of heart activity (which accompany different emotional states) have distinct effects on cognitive and emotional function. During stress and negative emotions, when the heart rhythm pattern is erratic and disordered, the corresponding pattern of neural signals traveling from the heart to the brain inhibits higher cognitive functions. This limits our ability to think clearly, remember, learn, reason, and make effective decisions. (This helps explain why we may often act impulsively and unwisely when we’re under stress.) The heart’s input to the brain during stressful or negative emotions also has a profound effect on the brain’s emotional processes—actually serving to reinforce the emotional experience of stress.

In contrast, the more ordered and stable pattern of the heart’s input to the brain during positive emotional states has the opposite effect—it facilitates cognitive function and reinforces positive feelings and emotional stability. This means that learning to generate increased heart rhythm coherence, by sustaining positive emotions, not only benefits the entire body, but also profoundly affects how we perceive, think, feel, and perform.

Your Heart’s Changing Rhythm

The heart at rest was once thought to operate much like a metronome, faithfully beating out a regular, steady rhythm. Scientists and physicians now know, however, that this is far from the case. Rather than being monotonously regular, the rhythm of a healthy heart—even under resting conditions—is actually surprisingly irregular, with the time interval between consecutive heartbeats constantly changing. This naturally occurring beat-to-beat variation in heart rate is called heart rate variability (HRV).

Heart Rhythm Patterns and Emotions

Many factors affect the activity of the ANS, and therefore influence HRV. These include our breathing patterns, physical exercise, and even our thoughts. Affect our heart’s changing rhythm is our feelings and emotions. When our varying heart rate is plotted over time, the overall shape of the waveform produced is called the heart rhythm pattern. The emotions we experience directly affect our heart rhythm pattern—and this, in turn, tells us much about how our body is functioning.

In general, emotional stress—including emotions such as anger, frustration, and anxiety—gives rise to heart rhythm patterns that appear irregular and erratic: the HRV waveform looks like a series of uneven, jagged peaks. Scientists call this an incoherent heart rhythm pattern. Physiologically, this pattern indicates that the signals produced by the two branches of the ANS are out of sync with each other. This can be likened to driving a car with one foot on the gas pedal (the sympathetic nervous system) and the other on the brake (the parasympathetic nervous system) at the same time—this creates a jerky ride, burns more gas, and isn’t great for your car, either! Likewise, the incoherent patterns of physiological activity associated with stressful emotions can cause our body to operate inefficiently, deplete our energy, and produce extra wear and tear on our whole system. This is especially true if stress and negative emotions are prolonged or experienced often.

In contrast, positive emotions send a very different signal throughout our body. When we experience uplifting emotions such as appreciation, joy, care, and love; our heart rhythm pattern becomes highly ordered, looking like a smooth, harmonious wave (an example is shown in the figure below). This is called a coherent heart rhythm pattern. When we are generating a coherent heart rhythm, the activity in the two branches of the ANS is synchronized and the body’s systems operate with increased efficiency and harmony. It’s no wonder that positive emotions feel so good—they actually help our body’s systems synchronize and work better.

 The Intelligent Heart

Many of the changes in bodily function that occur during the coherence state revolve around changes in the heart’s pattern of activity. While the heart is certainly a remarkable pump, interestingly, it is only relatively recently in the course of human history—around the past three centuries or so—that the heart’s function has been defined (by Western scientific thought) as only that of pumping blood. Historically, in almost every culture of the world, the heart was ascribed a far more multifaceted role in the human system, being regarded as a source of wisdom, spiritual insight, thought, and emotion. Intriguingly, scientific research over the past several decades has begun to provide evidence that many of these long-surviving associations may well be more than simply metaphorical. These developments have led science to once again to revise and expand its understanding of the heart and the role of this amazing organ.

In the new field of neurocardiology, for example, scientists have discovered that the heart possesses its own intrinsic nervous system—a network of nerves so functionally sophisticated as to earn the description of a “heart brain.” Containing over 40,000 neurons, this “little brain” gives the heart the ability to independently sense, process information, make decisions, and even to demonstrate a type of learning and memory. In essence, it appears that the heart is truly an intelligent system. Research has also revealed that the heart is a hormonal gland, manufacturing and secreting numerous hormones and neurotransmitters that profoundly affect brain and body function. Among the hormones the heart produces is oxytocin—well known as the “love” or “bonding hormone.” Science has only begun to understand the effects of the electromagnetic fields produced by the heart, but there is evidence that the information contained in the heart’s powerful field may play a vital synchronizing role in the human body—and that it may affect others around us as well.

Research has also shown that the heart is a key component of the emotional system. Scientists now understand that the heart not only responds to emotion, but that the signals generated by its rhythmic activity actually play a major part in determining the quality of our emotional experience from moment to moment. As described next, these heart signals also profoundly impact perception and cognitive function by virtue of the heart’s extensive communication network with the brain. The heart appears to play a key role in intuition. Although there is much yet to be understood, it appears that the age-old associations of the heart with thought, feeling, and insight may indeed have a basis in science.

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Hidden in the walls of our digestive system is something extraordinary. Scientists have known about it for a while, but new technology is taking the research to the cutting edge. What is being discovered there will revolutionise the way we think about mental and physical health.

What happens in our head has a lot to do with what’s happening further south, in what scientists affectionately call ‘the brain in our gut’. It has a strong connection to the brain in our head and together, they are key players in mood, and mental health. The brain in our gut, or the second brain as it is also called, is made up of more 200-600 million neurons, arranged in the intricately folded tissue that lines the gastrointestinal tract. With firepower like that, it’s not surprising that the gut does so much more than deal with food and the messier parts of being human.

It plays a critical role in mental and emotional functioning by sending information to the brain and directly influencing things like feelings of stress, anxiety and sadness, as well as memory, decision-making and learning. The brain in our gut is not capable of thought as we know it, but it communicates back and forth with our main brain, playing a critical role in our mental and emotional well-being.

Unhappy mind. Unhappy belly. Which comes first?

It’s no secret that anxiety, stress and depression often bring unhappy bellies with them, by way of irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, bloating and pain. For decades, doctors thought that stress, anxiety and depression were the cause, but now it seems that it’s actually the other way around. Irritation in the gastrointestinal system seems to send signals to the brain that trigger mood changes. We know that probiotics seem to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression and this might be why.

The gut is not only important for physical health, it’s also critical for mental health. What’s fascinating is the direction of influence. The longest nerve exiting the brain is called the vagus (actually they are one pair of 12 pairs of nerves that run from the brain). It runs from the brainstem to the belly and touches the heart and most major organs along the way. Here’s the fascinating part. About 90% of the fibres in the vagus, carry information from the internal organs in the chest (such as the heart) and the abdomen to the brain, not the other way around.

Our language holds evidence of this – we were talking about it well before we knew it. If you’ve ever been directed by ‘gut instinct’, ‘gone with your gut’ to make a decision, or ‘listened to your heart’, you’re likely getting signals from this second brain in your belly. Messages also travel the other way, from the brain to the heart and the gut, also via the vagus nerve but without a doubt, the main direction of information flow is from the gut to the brain.

The Role of Gut Bacteria.

As well as neurons, there is another major player in the gut-brain connection – the 100 trillion bacteria that set up home inside your gut. According to professor of physiology, psychiatry and behavioral sciences at UCLA, Emeran Mayer, gut bacteria contains phenomenal wisdom that gets sent to the brain. They affect our behaviour every minute of every day from the day we are born, and possibly before.

A Fascinating Study: From Extroversion to Introversion via the Gut

Mayer’s research has shown how the specific combinations of bacteria in the gut might influence the wiring of the brain, and in turn affect such things as temperament, mood and learning. Other researchers have also explored a possible connection between gut bacteria and behaviour, and they’ve made some remarkable discoveries.

In one study, when the gut bacteria of timid mice was transferred into the gut of extroverted mice those extroverted mice became more anxious. It also worked the other way. When the timid mice received the gut bacteria of the bold mice, the timid mice because more bold and extroverted. Aggressive mice calmed down when scientists adjusted the their gut bacteria by giving them probiotics or antibiotics.

Another Study: The Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Temperament

Research has found correlations between temperament and the presence of specific intestinal bacteria in toddlers, particularly boys. The connection was independent of history of breastfeeding, diet and the method of childbirth. Here’s what they found:

The children with the most genetically diverse types of gut bacteria were more positive, curious, sociable and impulsive. In boys, extroversion was associated with an abundance of particular types of bacteria (Rikenellaceae and Ruminococcaceae families and Dialister and Parabacteroides genera).

In girls, self-restraint, cuddliness and focussed attention were associated with a lower diversity of gut bacteria. Girls with an abundance of a particular family of bacteria (Rikenellaceae) seemed to be more fearful than girls who had a more balanced diversity of microbes.

This research is still in its early days, so we still don’t know what a healthy tummy would look like in terms of the combination of gut bacteria, or what factors would influence this. It is possible that the perfect balance of microbiome will vary for all of us. For this reason, the researchers caution against trying to change a child’s gut microbiome just yet.

The Gut and Depression.

Depression is widely attributed to a drop in serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is responsible for mood. What’s extraordinary is that only 5% of the body’s serotonin is stored in the brain. The other 95% of the body’s serotonin is stored in the gut. It’s not surprising then, that the most commonly used antidepressants that work on changing serotonin levels often come with a side of gastrointestinal issues. It’s also not surprising that the gut might play more of a role in depression than we yet realise. Research continues to look down this track for answers.

The Gut and Anxiety.

Researchers have found that young adults who eat more fermented foods (which contain probiotics) have fewer symptoms of social anxiety. As explained by Psychology Professor Matthew Milimire, ‘It is likely that the probiotics in the fermented foods are favourably changing the environment in the gut, and changes in the gut in turn influence social anxiety … the microorganisms in your gut can influence your mind.’

Food and the Comfort Factor.

The need for comfort rarely sees us diving for the celery. Pity. Instead, ‘comfort food’ tends to be high fat, high energy food. The relationship between food and mood isn’t all in our heads. Yes comfort food tastes delicious, smells delicious and might remind us of times we felt happy and secure, but there’s so much more to it than that, as a team of  Belgian researchers have shown.

The researchers delivered nutrients to the stomachs of participants via a nasogastric tube, with the intention of taking away the smells, tastes and memories that are typically associated with comfort food. The participants were given either ordinary saline solution or an infusion of fatty acids.  Without knowing what they were receiving through the tube, those who received the fatty acids reported half the levels of sadness and hunger compared to those who received the saline. This also showed up in brain scans. Very quickly after fatty acids hit the stomach, scans showed greater activity in the part of the brain that moderates emotions.

Stress and Food

Early research found that stressed-out mice would opt for a higher-fat food (peanut butter) over regular chow. Not surprisingly, they put on more weight than their less stressed friends. In times of stress, the gut amps up the production of ghrelin, a hormone that signals hunger to the brain. Research in humans has found similar results. In a recent study, couples were found to have significantly higher amounts of the appetite-triggering hormone following an argument. The researchers stop short of suggesting that unhealthy relationships cause poor food choices, but they acknowledge that the correlation is a strong one. There seems to be little doubt that one of the ways stress influences behaviour is via the gut, specifically on the production of ghrelin, which sends messages to the brain around appetite and food choices.

Could gut bacteria be behind this?

Mayer points out that the last 50 years has seen a dramatic rise in autism, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons and obesity. All of these have altered gut bacteria and brain-gut interactions. At the same time, throughout the last fifty years, we have dramatically changed the way our food is produced and processed, and the way we use antibiotics. Has the way we’re doing things lead to the dramatic increases? At this stage, it’s only speculation, but it’s an area of research that is gaining traction.

Where to now?

Mental health is not all in our head. Neither is mental illness. Finally, science is giving us real proof of this. There is little doubt that mental and emotional health is influenced by the state of our gut. The research is exciting and is promising to revolutionise treatments for a range of conditions and the way we take care of our mental health.

The research is constantly evolving, but what we know for sure is the importance of  being attentive to the state of the gut and doing what we can to keep it healthy. It holds our second brain, and quite possibly, one of the vital keys to our mental and emotional well-being.

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“Colon is the root of our Life Tree! 90% of diseases are ‘growing up’ from Colon. Clean the root regularly and your life will be free from any disease!” – Dr. Ludmila

There is an old saying that “death begins in the colon.” This is an oversimplification to be sure but more accurate than not. In fact, the road to health begins with intestinal cleansing and detoxification — no matter what the disease or problem.

Healthy Intestines

Unfortunately, most people confine their understanding of intestinal cleansing to its effect on fecal matter. And even though it is true that cleansing programs do draw old fecal matter out of the colon, limiting the discussion to fecal matter misses the big picture and obscures the differences between colonics and colon detox programs.

Understand, the intestinal tract is essentially a continuous tube from the mouth to the anus, and each part of the tube has a specific function to perform. Among these are:

  • Digestion — transferring the nutritional value of that food into the body.
  • Processing the waste from that food and eliminating it from the body.
  • Serving as a drainpipe for waste produced as a result of metabolic functions within the body itself.
  • Serving as a drain for toxic substances absorbed through our lungs and skin, etc.
  • Functioning as a first line of defense in the body’s immune system by serving as a home to beneficial bacteria that identify and eliminate viruses and unhealthy bacteria ingested with our food.

What can go wrong if the system is backed-up?

Physically, the colon is simply not designed to store large amounts of old fecal matter. Stores of old fecal matter are not only breeding grounds for harmful bacteria and dangerous parasites, but the extra garbage causes the colon to distend and expand. This causes the walls of the colon to thin out (like blowing up a balloon more and more). As the walls extend out, they press on and compress other organs in the abdominal cavity.

Consider that a sluggish bowel can retain pounds of old toxic and poisonous fecal matter (10-20 pounds is not unusual, and up to 65 pounds has actually been reported). It should be noted that doctors rarely see this accumulated matter during colonoscopies because patients are given purgatives to clean out their intestinal tracts before the colonoscopies, thus removing the evidence — but they do see the effects, the herniation of the colon aka diverticula.

In fact, a clean colon is essential in our detox pipeline. The liver is the main detoxifying organ of the body; it works by filtering out and/or neutralizing dangerous drug residues and poisons from the blood and then passing them out of the body through the colon via the bile duct. But if the colon is plugged, it’s like flushing a toilet clogged with toilet paper; everything backs up. The net result is sickness and disease. In fact, you can’t even begin to cleanse and repair other body systems until you clean out the colon so that the toxic material will have a clean pathway out of the body.

Again, the net result of a backed-up system is sickness and disease including:

  • Constipation and the attendant symptoms of self-toxification.
  • Diverticular disease (herniations of the colon).
  • Hemorroids.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Ulcerative Colitis.
  • Crohn’s Disease.
  • Colon/Rectal Cancer.
  • Other Related Diseases including: diabetes, Gall Stones, Kidney Stones, Gout, Hypertension, Varicose Veins, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, and Obesity.
  • Other cleansing treatments (i.e. liver cleanse) are not as effective if the colon isn’t clean.

How can I tell if the system is backed up enough to require a treatment?

A normal bowel movement is soft and unformed. It should break apart when it hits the water — or at least when flushed. This is not to be confused with diarrhea, which is characterized by water.

There has been a great misconception among the public and most medical professionals about how often a normal healthy person should move their bowels. For years, doctors have thought that anywhere between one bowel movement a day and one a week was normal. What we have learned is that it is normal, and necessary, to have one bowel movement a day for each major meal (as opposed to a snack) you ate the day before. If you eat three major meals, you should have three bowel movements the next day. If you don’t, you’re not alone. In fact:

  • In the United States, the average frequency of stool passage is just over 3 bowel movements per week.
  • Individuals with colonic inertia (a condition of the colon when muscles do not work properly, causing constipation) often do not pass a stool for 7-10 days at a time.

The key issue, of course, (aside from organic disease) is lack of fiber in your diet — the more fiber, the faster the transit time of waste through the intestinal tract. Even with all the attention fiber gets in relation to healthy evacuation.

If your diet consists of a lot of slow transit time food, then you are essentially clogging your pipes. Once nutrients are absorbed from food, there is no reason to keep the waste in your body. In fact, the longer food stays in your intestines, the more it rots, causing long-term disruptions and toxicity.

 

Keep your Colon clean and maintain a good function of your digestive system to enjoy Health & Vitality.

Visit our center for a special procedure  ColonhydrotherapyDubai.

Or book a consultation with our Specialist Gastroenterologist to restore function of your digestive system.

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