My Nutrition and Depression Article on Robb Wolf’s Site

Posted: March 23, 2012 in Uncategorized
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  1. Dana says:

    Great article! I’ve been eating Paleo for nearly three years and still have gut issues called Splenic Flexure Syndrome. It’s where the part of my descending colon is too long and it is bunched up under my diaphragm thus causing excruciating pain to the point where I pass out when gas gets trapped there. Thus, I have to try to avoid vegetables and or fruits that cause excess gas in the digestive tract. There are days that I don’t even notice it and then days that act up.

    I really found it very interested when you mentioned about the Vagus nerve connecting the brain and the digestive tract. I’m a massage therapist and knew about that connection but never put it in the terms that you did. When I read your article it was like a light bulb went off in my brain.

    I suffered a brain injury back in 2008 where I slipped down a set of stairs that were covered in ice. Since then I do not get the “hunger pains” that you would normally get if you are hungry, although I still can tell when I ate too much. I am also stuck with permanent vertigo and had to adjust my lifestyle accordingly. I’m sure that I was born with my splenic flexure being too long, but thinking back most of my digestive issues started after my head injury.

    Thank you for this light bulb moment!

    Dana M. Brandt
    Licensed Massage Therapist.

    • Hey Dana,

      Thanks for the post! You have a very interesting story. IBS has been strongly associated with stress and I would imagine brain trauma could have the same affects on our digestion.

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