Is your brain a lot slower than it used to be?
I know mine is. It’s like an old computer, bogged down with outdated programs and running out of disk space.
Wouldn’t it be great to give your brain a tune-up, so that you felt not only sharper and clearer, but also happier and more at peace?
Dr. Jacqueline Gutierrez, D.N.M., H.E.D., C.P.T., helps clients “upgrade their brain.”
In this week’s YBTV interview, she explains the physical roots of brain performance.
You’ll learn how our mental health affects our physical health AND our physical health affects our mental health.
You’ll discover how your brain is connected to your gut, how nutritional deficiencies can set off a cascade of health issues, and the unwanted creatures that might be living in your body.
What You’ll Learn
With certifications in natural medicine, herbalism, nutritional counseling, and personal training, Dr. Jacqueline could have gone in any direction…
But the specialty that kept calling to her was mental health.
Specifically, brain health.
“One thing that has always interested me is psychology and how the brain works,” she says. “When I started finding out how intertwined our physical chemistry is with our mental wellness, I was surprised… I had no idea how much our physical chemistry affected our body.”
We don’t tend to think of our bodies in terms of chemical elements.
But we’re not just blood and bone. We’re made of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and minerals.
And those chemical interactions play a role in how we feel.
“There’s a huge component of our physical health that affects our mental health,” Dr. Jacqueline says, “because we’re organic matter.”
Parasites, environmental toxins, candida overgrowth, and heavy metals are just a few of the factors that can affect how well you think, how well you feel emotionally, and how much energy you have.
As she works with clients to discover the physical roots of their health, fitness, emotional and cognitive challenges, she finds three main culprits:
- Infections, and
- Nutritional deficiencies.
In today’s world, our bodies have to cope with chemicals coming from industry, pollution, even the foods we eat.
“This onslaught of chemical toxicity—there’s about 80,000 or more chemicals in the environment—is causing a dysbiosis in the gut,” Dr. Jacqueline explains. The lotions we put on our skin, the hair products we apply, even our makeup, all contain chemicals that affect our microbiome.
Parasites are also a factor. Millions of Americans have parasites and don’t know it.
But surely what happens in your body doesn’t affect your brain?
“There’s a connection between our gut and our brain,” Dr. Jacqueline says. The vagus nerve connects the brain and gut together, and the communication goes both ways.
“So when you have little critters growing out of control, like parasites, and then you have things like heavy metal toxicity, candida overgrowth… all these different infections and toxins are causing an onslaught of damage on our brain,” she says.
The other factor that could be affecting your mental function is nutritional deficiencies.
“We don’t get enough of the nutrients that we need in our food, like zinc and selenium and iodine, and we need those to have proper mental function,” she says.
For example, an iodine deficiency can affect the thyroid. When the thyroid isn’t functioning properly, it can cause low energy, brain fog, anxiety and depression. “Our body just goes all over the place when we’re not chemically balanced,” she says.
That’s where her Cerebral Detox Program comes in.
The 6 to 8 week program includes instructional videos, coaching, and testing.
It’s like peeling back layers, Dr. Jacqueline says. It’s about “making sure people are sleeping, making sure they’re pooping, making sure they’re passing the parasites, and and really looking at the whole picture: mind, body, and spirit.”
She utilizes a CellCore Biosciences protocol that helps remove parasites, heavy metals, molds, candida, fungus and bacteria. Lab tests like hair mineral analysis can help to spot imbalances like a buildup of calcium, mercury, or aluminum.
Even though the number of factors that could be influencing your brain health boggles the mind, Dr. Jacqueline wants to assure you that there’s a solution.
For those of you that are struggling out there—whether it’s financial, mental health, whatever it is—just keep searching for the answers until you find them. They’re there.”
Jump to Topics of Interest
1:57 Mental wellness is entwined with physical chemistry
3:46 Finding a sense of freedom in everyday life
5:30 Chemical toxicity and the microbiome
8:32 Brain-gut connection
10:24 Cerebral Detox program
Dr. Jacqueline Gutierrez
Dr. Jacqueline is a board-certified doctor of natural medicine, a master herbalist, a certified nutritional counselor, and a certified personal trainer. She’s also the host of the Wellness Trinity podcast, where she explores natural solutions to modern-day wellness. Find out more about her Cerebral Detox program.