Having just come back from an anti-aging and regenerative medicine conference, I was reminded again about how closely the gut, immune system and the brain are interconnected. Health starts in the gut with having enough digestive enzymes, stomach acid as well as having an intact intestinal lining. Food allergies and intolerances can impact our villi health and lead to antibodies attacking our own tissues leading to many auto immune disorders. The similarity between the intestinal lining and the blood brain barrier is so astounding that it is no wonder our brain chemistry is so tied to what we eat. Balance starts in the gut.