Gut Microbiome and Brain Health. … While the digestive tract and the brain feel far apart in your body, they are actually connected via a 24/7 direct line of biochemical communication, set up by special nerve cells and immune pathways. It’s called the gut-brain axis.
What is our microbiome?
You’ve heard the term “microbiome.”
The microbiome is defined as the collective composed of bacteria, bacteriophage, fungi, protozoa and viruses (genomes of the microbes) that live inside and on the human body. We have about 10 times as many microbial cells as human cells. In other words, it looks like we’re slightly more microbe than human!
The human gut is home to over 100 trillion bacteria, made up of bacteria, viruses and fungi known as the “gut flora” or microbiome. Some of them are friendly, while others are not. Having a healthy gut flora is incredibly important for your overall health.
Both imbalance and a reduction in gut flora diversity have been linked to insulin resistance (ability to take glucose out of the bloodstream). Therefore, to manage blood sugar, it’s important to keep your gut bacteria as friendly and abundant as possible.
Thanks to all of the processed and sugar-laden foods out there these days, most Americans don’t consume enough probiotics, the healthy bacteria that nourish your gut microbiome. On top of that, frequent use of antibiotics, exposure to environmental toxins, and chronic stress also take a toll on your gut microbiome.
Good news: Taking a probiotic supplement regularly can help get your gut back on track. Even better news? New varieties of probiotic supplements now contain unique strains and herbs to help you meet more individualized health goals.
Does your gut affect your brain?
Recent studies show that your brain affects your gut health and your gut may even affect your brain health. The communication system between your gut and brain is called the gut–brain. Your gut can send messages via peptides to your brain. When your gut bacteria is bad or too acidic it will send messages “cravings” for sugar, salt, carbs and fat to your brain for more food to feed the bad bacteria.
The gut microbiome plays a very important role in your health and while some bacteria are associated with disease, others are actually extremely important for your immune system, heart, weight and many other health functions.
A healthy and balanced gut microbiota is key to ensuring a functional digestive system. If your diet lacks a variety of different whole foods gut flora diversity will suffer. This may have a number of negative health effects.
Can a bad gut cause anxiety?
The gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotion. Anger, anxiety, sadness, elation — all of these feelings can trigger symptoms in the gut. … hence the saying “made me sick to my stomach” Therefore, a person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression.
Here are some tips to get your gut going:
- Increase your fiber intake.
- Eat as many types of fruit and veggies as possible, and try to eat seasonally. …
- Pick high-fiber vegetables. … generally the darker the higher in fiber; Peas, broccoli, brussel sprouts
- Maintain an alkaline pH by drinking a green alkalizing drink daily
- Choose food and drinks with high levels of polyphenols. …Raspberries, blueberries, acai, goji berries, fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes nuts, cocoa powder, dark chocolate.
- Avoid snacking.
- Eat plenty of fermented foods containing live microbes.
- Drink alcohol in moderation.
Benefits of Probiotics
- Probiotics are live microorganisms that offer health benefits, by helping to enhance or restore health to our gut microbiome.
- Probiotics Help Balance The Friendly Bacteria in Your Digestive System.
- Probiotics Can Help Prevent and Treat Diarrhea.
- Probiotic Supplements Improve Some Mental Health Conditions.
- Certain Probiotic Strains Can Help Keep Your Heart Healthy.
- Probiotics May Reduce the Severity of Certain Allergies and Eczema.
We are not what we eat. We are what we digest!
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