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example of a food source that can leave you feeling bloated, with are all early signs of brain dementia that leads to failure in the weight issues, joint pain, low libido and a lack of those feel-good gut brain axis coupled with intestinal permeability or leaky gut. chemicals that are essential to mounting a strong immune Be careful with exercise overtraining, for it can open your gut to response. In this scenario, it’s not all in your head, its gut inflam- inflammation? mation that is the root cause. Most gyms don’t tell you that, let alone understand the impor- Think of the intestinal brush border of the digestive tract as akin tance of loading and unloading the correct training intensity to the engine of a high performance Ferrari and the brain as the and volume. commander in chief with the immune system the moderator to what is and isn’t tolerated, with the gut the ultimate battlefront for disease. Get it wrong and all hell can break lose in your body, and you can kiss goodbye to getting lean and mean fast with washboard abs. It’s not just the brain nervous system that can fail, the gut More serve symptoms of brain to gut degeneration can include nervous system can fail too through neural degeneration. Evolution losing your sense of smell, and taste whereby you don’t enjoy designed it that way because that is where the battle of surviv- your food anymore, whereby nothing tastes good anymore, with al begins. Fix your gut and most disease goes away. It’s all about complaints of stiffness and constipation. Losing your keys, inabil- what you can and can’t tolerate for environment dictates how ity to locate your phone and having a hard time with directions our genes are expressed. 2 0 1 5 JA N UA RY | W O R L D C L A S S M AG A Z I N E S . C O M 1 5