Recent science has termed the gut our “second brain,” or “Enteric Nervous System” (ENS). It consists of two thin layers of more than 100 million nerve cells that line our gastrointestinal tract, from our sinuses all the way to our rectum, and serves as a vast communication network. We now know that the majority of neurotransmitters, or “chemical messengers,” such as serotonin and dopamine, are made in our gut lining, with very little being made in the brain comparatively.

You could say that the gut is the keyboard on which we write the information and the brain is the CPU chip that processes this information. This communication system links our gut microbiome and our brain, affecting our immune and neural function, and ultimately our overall health. ­However, the production of these chemical messengers is dependent on the right bacteria, fungi, and even parasites and viruses, being present in our gut. Together, these make up our gut microbiome.

The health of our microbiome is affected by the food we eat as well as the air we breathe and unfortunately, over the years we’ve outsourced our food to the chemical farming industry. As such, we’ve lost the intrinsic medicine in our food, along with the building blocks of good health and our natural front-line of protection. As a result, our microbiome is compromised, and our immune system is overwhelmed. It is therefore dire, but not surprising, to learn that the percentage of the population suffering from chronic disease has increased from 4% to 50% over the last 40 years.

RESTORE allows for better communication between the bacteria in our gut and the cells of the gut lining, strengthening that direct link between our microbiome and the outer world, and rebuilding those natural defenses we’ve lost. RESTORE also helps to create an optimal environment for a healthy gut microbiome, therefore strengthening the gut-brain communication network and promoting both immune and brain function. It is our daily insurance policy, helping your body to recover its inherent ability to heal itself, and ultimately laying the foundation of good health.