Your Ultimate Guide to Gut Health

Your Ultimate Guide to Gut Health

Pop quiz!

  1. In which organ are 75% of the neurotransmitters in your body produced?
  2. Which organ contains 2/3 of your immune tissue?
  3. Which organ has 10 times more cells than the total number in the rest of your body?
  4. Which organ houses an army to protect your body from harmful invaders?
  5. About 70% of people have problems with which organ?

The answer to all these questions?

Your gut.

The health of your gastrointestinal tract is directly tied to the health of your brain, which is why it is so important to feed it high-quality fuel. The food you eat has a major impact on your overall health as well as your mental wellbeing.

Just look at Victor. He had been depressed for 30 years and tried multiple treatments without relief. He even had electroconvulsive therapy, but it didn’t help. Finally, he went for a full brain-body assessment that included brain health nutrition coaching and was put on an elimination diet, which meant he gave up eating foods that are common allergens, such as gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, and corn.

After he stopped eating these foods, his mood improved dramatically. Then he re-introduced each food one-by-one. When he ate gluten, nothing happened. When he ate dairy, nothing happened. It was the same with sugar and soy. But when he ate corn, it was a different story. Within 20 minutes, he had a vision of putting a gun in his mouth with his hand on the trigger.

By giving up corn, he helped heal his GI tract, decrease his depression, and regain his life.

In a special 4-part series of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen explore the importance of nutrition and gut health. Here’s just some of what you’ll discover:

  • The connection between the bacteria in your gut and autoimmune diseases
  • How your gut can impact your asthma and allergies
  • The common “healthy” foods you eat that could be harming your GI tract
  • The popular medications that mess with your good gut bacteria
  • What stress does to your digestive tract
  • Why “leaky gut” is becoming more common
  • The simple strategies to restore gut health

Listen to the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast series on nutrition and gut health.

If you think gut problems may be contributing to your own mood issues, focus problems, or brain fog, understand that Amen Clinics has helped thousands of patients, including Victor, to heal their GI tract as part of a targeted treatment plan to heal their symptoms. Amen Clinics takes the guesswork out of psychiatry by performing comprehensive brain-body evaluations that include looking at biological issues that contribute to mental health issues. Schedule a visit online or call 888-288-9834 to speak to a specialist.


  1. Hello,

    I would like to know the cost for myself and three family members to have physicals and brain scans?
    Thank you,

    Comment by TERESA FITZSIMMONS — June 7, 2019 @ 3:46 AM

  2. Hello Teresa, we will contact you via email to discuss this further including the types of evaluations and more detail on the members of your family. We do offer a Family First Discount Plan as well: We look forward to speaking with you.

    Comment by Amen Clinics — June 7, 2019 @ 2:27 PM

  3. Is there somewhere on the east coast to have a brain scan?

    Comment by Cathy — June 9, 2019 @ 5:26 PM

  4. Hello Cathy, we currently have 8 locations and 4 of them are on the East Coast:

    Comment by Amen Clinics — June 10, 2019 @ 1:44 PM

  5. What supplements can you recommend for someone with By-polar/Schizophrenia?

    Comment by Jackie Chavez — June 10, 2019 @ 2:53 PM

  6. Where can I get a scan close to Tampa, FL

    Comment by Deborah Mathon — June 19, 2019 @ 2:53 AM

  7. With the opiod crisis affecting so many do you have information on how to heal the brain and body of the children of addicted parents? More specifically NAS babies

    Comment by Deborah Mathon — June 19, 2019 @ 2:56 AM

  8. Where can I get a scan close to Tampa?

    Comment by irmgard Pawlowski — June 27, 2019 @ 7:27 AM

  9. Iam about 2 hours from the closest clinic to me, I would have to take off a day ,but my manager loves dr.amen and suggested I visit the podcast but I actually would like to come in office, can you send information please

    Comment by Yolanda Turner — January 23, 2023 @ 11:25 AM

  10. Hello Yolanda, thank you for reaching out. For more information about SPECT scans and our services, please contact our Care Coordinators:

    Comment by Amen Clinics — February 7, 2023 @ 8:23 AM

  11. I’ve had constipation issues as a child. I now have severe IBS taking Trulance 3 mg per day, Lactulose, Miralax. I’m tired, depressed with hope. A young 69 year old female.

    Comment by Marilyn Thompson — June 3, 2023 @ 1:22 PM

  12. I have been dxd with bipolar schizophrenic manic type since 2005. I've had so many med changes. I have lost faith in the medical treatment. I have been ultra rapid cycling for the last 14 months. Can u save my life? And do you u help people with Medicaid.

    Comment by Denise — August 18, 2023 @ 2:40 AM

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