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Retraining the Limbic System for Lasting Health | Dr. Jonathan Streit

The Science of Self-Healing Hosted by
Dr. Sharon Stills With Jonathan Streit

About Jonathan Streit

Dr. Streit is a co-founder and co-owner of the Institute for Restorative Health and co-creator of the BioRestorative MethodTM. This innovative method provides effective help for those seeking to reclaim their health from chronic illness. 


Under the teaching of world-renowned Dr. Thomas Rau, Dr. Streit received his certification to practice Biological Medicine through the Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland.


Dr. Streit is a certified Postural Neurologist, International Functional Medicine Provider, and a certified Bio-Systems Integration provider.  While studying under Dr. Arthur C. Croft, a prominent scientist in the field of brain injury traumatology, his intense interest in working with the brain, and subsequently the limbic system, inspired him to create the BioRestorative MethodTM of Neuro-Plastic retraining.

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Episode Highlights with Jonathan Streit

  • Dr. Streit entered chiropractic care after his wife suffered from unexplained illnesses.  After using structural chiropractic care primarily, he began exploring BioRegulatory medicine with Dr. Rau after the birth of his second child when his wife became sick again.  This led to using energy medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbs, homeopathy, and Ayurvedic Medicine to treat his patients.

  • At the Institute for Restorative Health, the doctors look at six aspects of the body: the terrain, microbiome, neuroplastic retraining, heart/brain coherence, epigenetic nutrition, autonomic nervous system.  

  • The terrain of a chronically ill person often resembles a war zone. “Stopping the war,” and cleaning up the carnage by draining the debris via proper detox therapies and methods gives the body the opportunity to begin healing.

  • The limbic system is a part of our brain.

  • The “primitive brain” controls our urges to survive - to fight or flee when needed, and to eat. When we experience something perceived as negative, our limbic system will wire itself to protect us from experiencing this again.

  • As practitioners, assessing whether a person is in fight, flight, or freeze state with the autonomic nervous system is crucial.

  • The amygdala is an area that sits in the temporal region of the brain. Its job is to assess situations and decide whether we should fight it, flee from it, or breed with it. It also controls anger.  

  • The amygdala, prefrontal cortex, thalamus and hypothalamus are all part of the limbic system.

  • These are the areas within the brain that are responsible for memory associations, whether positive or negative.  

  • Often, simple acts such as walking into a store, or eating food can trigger a limbic response in a chronically ill patient. Tapping can be one simple way to retrain the brain in these situations.  Also, a leaky gut must be healed in order to make headway with food sensitivities.

  • Looking at leaky gut there are many factors to understand.  One of those factors is the role glutamate plays and how it can be disruptive in some and helpful in others.

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