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The gut-brain connection

January 29, 2018

Gut Brain The gut-brain connection Have you ever had a “gut-wrenching” experience? Do certain situations make you “feel nauseous”? Have you ever felt “butterflies” in your stomach? We use these expressions for a reason. The gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotion. Anger, anxiety, sadness, elation — all of these feelings (and others) can trigger symptoms in the gut. The brain has a direct effect on the stomach. For example, the very thought of eating can release the stomach’s juices before food gets there. This connection goes both ways. A troubled intestine can send signals to the brain, just as a troubled brain can send signals to the gut. Therefore, a person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression. That’s because the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected. This is especially true in cases where a person experiences gastrointestinal upset with no obvious physical cause. For such disorders, it is difficult to try to heal a distressed gut without considering the role of stress and emotion.

If you find yourself experiencing any of the above symptoms, call Lawrence He
Posted in Anxiety & Stress, General, Nutrition by drlawrence
January 26, 2018

functional-gastrointestinal-disorders Stress and the functional gastrointestinal disorders Given how closely the gut and brain interact, it becomes easier to understand why you might feel nauseated before giving a presentation, or feel intestinal pain during times of stress. That doesn’t mean, however, that functional gastrointestinal conditions are imagined or “all in your head. Thought can combine with physical factors to cause pain and other bowel symptoms. In other words, stress or depression or other mental factors can affect movement and contractions of the gastrointestinal tract and can make inflammation worse, or perhaps make you more susceptible to infection. In addition, research suggests that some people with functional gastrointestinal disorders perceive pain more acutely than other people do because their brains do not properly regulate pain signals from the gastrointestinal tract. Stress can make the existing pain seem even worse. Based on these observations, you can expect that patients with functional gastrointestinal conditions can improve with treatment that relieves any malfunctions in the brain-gut communication system. .

Posted in Anxiety & Stress, General by drlawrence
January 26, 2018

stress Is stress causing your symptoms? Are your stomach problems — such as heartburn, abdominal cramps, or loose stools — related to stress? Watch for these other common symptoms of stress. Treatment of the brain-gut communication system can help you to deal with the stressors in your life, and also ease your digestive discomforts. If you find yourself experiencing any of the above symptoms, call Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic at 519-746-4144 to get your complimentary assessment of your health condition that is contributing to how you are feeling.

Posted in Anxiety & Stress, General by drlawrence
January 24, 2018

Emotions Are you experiencing emotional symptoms?

  • Crying
  • Overwhelming sense of tension or pressure
  • Trouble relaxing
  • Nervousness
  • Quick temper
  • Depression
  • Poor concentration
  • Trouble remembering things
  • Loss of sense of humor
  • Indecisiveness

If you find yourself experiencing any of the above symptoms, call Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic at 519-746-4144 to get your complimentary assessment of your health condition that is contributing to how you are feeling.

Posted in Anxiety & Stress, General by drlawrence
January 22, 2018

Behavioural Problems Are you experiencing any of these behavioral symptoms?

  • Procrastination
  • Grinding teeth
  • Difficulty completing work assignments
  • Changes in the amount of alcohol or food you consume
  • Taking up smoking, or smoking more than usual
  • Increased desire to be with or withdraw from others
  • Rumination (frequent talking or brooding about stressful situations)

If you find yourself experiencing any of the above symptoms, call Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic at 519-746-4144 to get your complimentary assessment of your health condition that is contributing to how you are feeling.

Posted in Anxiety & Stress, General, General Wellness by drlawrence
November 28, 2017

Christmas 12 tips

  1. Set SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Action Oriented, Realistic, Time Frame). Research shows it takes roughly 30 days to develop a habit. Set the goal and make several small changes to achieve it. Specific – what, when, where. Measurable – how much, how often. Action Oriented, Realistic- set attainable goals so you don’t end up discouraged. Time Frame – set a date to reach certain goals.
  2. Consistency is the key – You are what you repeatedly do. Health and Wellness are not achieved in one event; they are created through good habits and healthy choices the whole year through.
  3. Make an appointment with yourself for activity – Set some time aside for your activity of choice and make it part of your schedule. Twenty to thirty minutes per day, three to four times per week is a good start. Something as simple as a brisk walk after the last meal of the day is a great way to get started. Put it in the day planner.
  4. Enlist an activity buddy – Have a friend, family member or partner join you in your venture. Working with people who share common goals will give you the added boost when you need it the most.
  5. Grocery shop only after having a good mea l- You will

October 20, 2017

bodys ability to heal Join Dr. Lawrence to gain an understanding of where symptoms are coming from, how to take control of it and the effects it has on your body. The workshops are interactive where people can participate and address their own symptoms. Bring a friend, neighbour or loved one and show them how they can benefit from care Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic. Call 519-746-4144 or email info@drblawrence.com to reserve your spot…its free information that will help treat the cause not just the symptom.

September 20, 2017

• Practice mindfulness: focus on the present moment, meditate, or even enjoy some rejuvenating yoga poses. • Do something you enjoy: take a nature walk, spend some time in your garden, play with your pets, or visit with friends. • Let go of your feelings: try talking with a friend, writing about the stressful event, or even crying. Practicing letting go of the stressful events and thoughts helps you overcome them rather than suppress them. • Exercise: exercising regularly and becoming more active has multiple benefits and is one of the best ways to deal with stress. Choose what you enjoy—from running to yoga to weight training to dancing, etc. • Breathe: whether you practice specific breathing techniques or just take a long, deep breath as you wait for the light to turn green, the computer to update, or the line to move forward, you’ll benefit. Remember, not all stress is bad. But it’s important to deal with the effects of stress has on your health before it begins to negatively affect your health, weight, blood pressure, digestion, mood, brain power, relationships, or worse. Source: theholisticpractice.com

September 6, 2017
For thousands of years it’s been known that a healthy spine is essential for a healthy life.
Most people think health is having no symptoms. This is truly not the case. In fact, the first symptom of heart disease for 40% of those who suffer from it is a severe or fatal heart attack!
Currently, society’s emphasis has been on the removal of symptoms rather than on creating an environment in which the body can function as close to 100% as possible. Health can be achieved and maintained when your emphasis shifts toward creating optimum function, not simply removing symptoms.
Information obtained from: korenpublications.com
Come to a free workshop and learn how the Koren technique can help with an array of symptoms. This technique keeps your nervous system balanced and you in optimal health. Call 519-746-4144 to reserve your spot now!
August 23, 2017

Some great topics that are discussed:

  • Where does your pain come from? Why does it bother you? How can you alleviate it?
  • How do electronic devices directly affect your health?
  • What are pressure points and how do they relate to the symptoms you are experiencing?
  • Learn about text neck and computer neck?
  • How to manage and relieve stress.

Attend a free workshop to ask your questions pertaining to you and your symptoms! Do you know someone that would benefit from this free information, have them contact us! Call 519-746-4144.