Modern medical research has exposed an extensive amount of neurological activity in the digestive system that operates independently of direction from the brain. This enteric nervous system is so complex and so capable of independent action that it has been described by researchers as a second brain. See Michael Gershon, MD’s book The Second Brain.
Traditional healing systems fundamentally argue that chronic disease in general is the result of the breakdown of normal function. The two areas of specific concern are the body is not getting what it needs, a combination of dietary choice and digestive function, or the body is not getting rid of what it cannot use, principally the role of the liver and kidneys.
Combining this information has inspired ForeverWell ( www.foreverwell.com ) to focus on the digestive system’s ability to create the necessary balance of neurotransmitters and neuropeptides as a key element in a migraine prevention strategy. Gut brain researchers for example have shown that 95% of the neurotransmitter serotonin is located in the digestive system not the brain. Interestingly, serotonin is the target of migraine abortive triptan drugs as well as the target of most anti-depressants.
Nutritional research and product development advances have created raw materials that can now do a very effective job of improving digestion and liver/kidney function. “Gut Brain Therapy™ is the result of searching the globe for raw materials, expertise and research to allow the development of unique products and a unique approach to migraine prevention” says Tom Staverosky, President of ForeverWell. “We have studied nutritional medicine, critical care medicine, bioenergetic medicine, neurogastroenterology, and all aspects of traditional medicine to reach our conclusions and protocols”
Gut Brain Therapy™ is the brain child of Dr. James Sensenig one of the nation’s leading naturopathic physicians. Dr. Sensenig is the founding president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a Professor of Naturopathic Philosophy at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. He is in clinical practice in Hamden, Connecticut. Dr. Sensenig is Chief Medical Officer of ForeverWell.
“In my 30 years of practice I have seen a vast array of patients suffering from every disease you can imagine and in many cases the key to recovery starts in the gut and liver. Until these two critical organs are functioning properly, the body cannot return to balance and health” states Dr. Sensenig. “I have found this to be particularly true with migraine patients. There is little doubt that the various pain medications have a negative impact on the digestive system and this deterioration must be reversed. I consistently see Gut Brain Theapy™ stimulate a very positive improvement in my patients with migraine disease”.