In the past thirty days; have you had a headache? Have you seemed easily irritated? Had aches or pains not related to a recent injury? Just in the past thirty days; have you had allergies? Indigestion or sleep problems? Have you taken any kind of medication for one of these in the past thirty days?
Serotonin  is the brain chemical we most associate with happiness and a feeling of well-being. Serotonin helps regulate your mood, memory and learning and 90% of the serotonin in your body is not found in the brain but in your digestive tract.
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Melatonin  is the brain chemical we most associate with quality sleep, but melatonin is also an immune system booster, powerful anti-oxidant, anti-aging, hormone modulator that because of its effect on Follicle Stimulating Hormone, can help with hot flashes.
In fact all of the brain chemicals, called neurotransmitters, are found in the digestive tract.
Because the surface area of the digestive tract would cover a football field and because the function of the digestive tract is to extract nutrients from food and move the waste product out of the body, it has been estimated that 80% of your immune system chemicals are in your digestive tract as well.
So when it comes to how you feel, the way you eat is largely responsible. And most of the health issues we are currently faced with could be eliminated simply by paying attention to what we eat.
While a lot of money is spent every day on convincing you to take another pill, would you be willing to take a few minutes, every time you eat and really pay attention to what you are doing?
If you could have more energy without having another cup of coffee, soda or energy drink, would you?
If you could get rid of chronic aches and pains without having to take anti-inflammatory pain killers every day, would you?
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If you could eliminate allergies and never need a decongestant again, would you?
If you could sleep through the night and wake up feeling great, would you?
If you never had to deal with indigestion again, would you?
If you could be at your ideal weight, without starving or beating yourself up at the gym, would you?
If you could look younger, feel better and live longer, would you?
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Dr. Thomas Polucki is a Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor. Find more information at www.doctorpolucki.com . Questions and Comments: firstname.lastname@example.org . Functional Medicine services are available in most cities via remote labs and internet consultations. Call 661-753-9340 to schedule a free phone consultation. Patients are seen by appointment at 25050 Peachland Avenue, Suite 105, Newhall, California 91321. Read more about Doctor Polucki here .