Gut / brain health

 
 
In cases of a chemical or hormanal imbalance, neurofeedback may not be the place to start. That's where functional Medicine comes in. 
 
The microbes in our intestines help produce neurotransmitters; neuro-active compounds needed for proper brain function. Neurotransmitters play a major role in our cognitive development, psychological health, sleep patterns and stress response. 
 
If the microbial balance in our gut is disturbed by poor diet, environmental toxins, antibiotics or medications, it can have a heavy impact on memory, concentration, focus, mood, energy levels and much more. If the microbial imbalance is chronic, it may lead to ‘leaky gut’ (intestinal permeability), causing inflammation of the central nervous system and brain toxicity. 
 
Gut health is often a factor in autistic spectrum disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, stress and burnout, insomnia, anxiety, depression, mood swings, and difficulties with behaviour and concentration.  
 
If there are signs of neurotransmitter imbalance, we will suggest a visit to Dr Isabelle Martineau to help you put the digestive system back into a healthy balance. 
 

Manchester Street and Harley Street

£70/half hour 
£110/hour
 
Dr Isabelle Martineau, MD, MBSBM, LFHom, graduated as a medical doctor in Paris at the University of Pierre et Marie Curie in the ‘hospital Saint Antoine’. She trained and qualified in the specialty of Endocrinology, Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition. She now specialises in Bioregulatory Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Naturopathic Nutrition. She is a member of the Ordre des Medecins (Paris), the GMC (England), and the Royal Society of Medicine.