Integrative Center for Wellness • Dr. Samoon Ahmad

Schizophrenia and the Gut

Schizophrenia and the Gut

by Samoon Ahmad • March 5, 2019

A new study strengthens the link between microbiota and mental health. As seen in Psychology Today The gastrointestinal [GI] tract is one of the most intricate and complicated systems found in the body. More than just being the network of organs that breaks down the food we eat, the GI tract also contains around 100 million […]

Biomarkers for Bipolar Disorder Hold Promise for Better Treatment

by Samoon Ahmad • January 15, 2019

A team of medical researchers based in the University of Policlinico Hospital in Milan, Italy, claim that they have discovered biomarkers for bipolar patients with and without psychosis. The team’s study, which was published in the journal Bipolar Disorders, found that the brains of both sets of bipolar patients, those with psychosis and those without, […]

The Gut/Brain Connection and Your Mental Health

by Samoon Ahmad • December 3, 2018

A growing body of evidence suggests that your diet may have more to do with your mental health than conventional wisdom may have you believe. While most Americans would not be surprised to find that eating greasy food and drinking alcohol may lead one to feel sluggish or apathetic, few realize how extensive the communication […]