From: Balachandran, Shri (Nokia – US/Plano) Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:23 AM To: Subject: LATEST NEWS: GUT BACTERIA IMPACTS YOUR CHILD
Gut bacteria, are microorganisms in your stomach that helps digest food and fight disease. They also secrete mood-regulating chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA.
Ohio State University researchers have found that gut bacteria can affect a toddler’s temperament. After examining the stool samples of 77 kids ages 18-27 months, the researchers concluded that it was time for kids to play outside. They also concluded that mood, curiosity, sociability, impulsivity, and extroversion were linked to more genetically diverse gut bacteria species. Abnormalities in gut bacteria, on the other hand have been linked to anxiety, depression, and even autism and hyperactivity.
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.