What is the center of your health? The gut. Tune in to learn the quiet signals your body sends to let you know something is off in your microbiome. We also dive into why probiotics are helpful and how to get them naturally and with supplementation. And be sure to listen for our simple, yet solid, tips you should use while shopping for a probiotic supplement.
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The Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Why You Should Care About What That Is
Probiotics, along with a host of other microorganisms are so crucial to your health that researchers have compared them to a newly-recognized organ. Your microflora, a term used to describe the bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microbes that make up your microbial inner ecosystem impact far more than your digestive tract. It’s the center of our body in the sense that it impacts our immune system, and our immune system impacts everything that goes on in our body and how healthy we are.
Some of The Areas Where Gut Bacteria Plays A Key Role
Behavior - A study published found that mice lacking in gut bacteria behaved differently than normal mice, engaging in what would be referred to as high-risk behavior. This altered behavior was accompanied by neurochemical changes in the mouse brain. Your gut serves as a second brain - It produces more of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is known to have a positive influence on your mood than your brain does. Emotions are negatively affected by an unbalanced microbiota. Mental illness Gene expression - A probiotic-rich beverage has been shown to influence the activity of hundreds of your genes to help them express in a positive disease-fighting way Epigenetics - you may have certain genes, you may have certain DNA, but the expression of those genes can be highly-influenced by your lifestyle choices. Diabetes - According to a study from Denmark, bacterial population in the gut of diabetics differs from non-diabetics. According to the authors, the results of their study indicate that type 2 diabetes in humans is linked to compositional changes in intestinal microbiota. A healthy diet, which is low in sugar and grains, high in whole, raw foods and fermented foods, allows your beneficial gut bacteria to flourish. Autism - Establishment of a normal gut flora in the first 20 days or so of life is critical in appropriate maturation of your baby’s immune system. Hence, babies with abnormal gut flora have compromised immune systems and are particularly at risk for developing ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism, especially if they are vaccinated before restoring balance to their gut flora. Obesity - Probiotics may help fight obesity. Restoring your gut flora is therefore a crucial consideration if you’re struggling to lose weight. You don’t have to be obese either, or you could be a very thin person who’s extremely unhealthy when it comes to your gut as well.
How to Know If You Should Take A Probiotic
You can’t seem to lose weight. You’ve got a lot of belly fat, and no matter what you try, you can’t get rid of it. You may have digestive issues, bloating, cramping, and gas after eating, constipation, diarrhea. Your skin is itchy or broken out. You crave sugar, refined or processed foods. You feel blue or moody. You feel tired during the day and aren’t sleeping soundly at night. You seem to catch every bug going around.
Affects your body’s own ability to fight and get rid of sickness, bugs, disease in your body. If you’re going to take an antibiotic, you should definitely follow it up with a probiotic so that you can get your gut health back in check, because it definitely will throw it off. The antibiotic doesn’t care if it’s a good bacterium or a bad bacterium.
Getting Your Gut Right (TeriAnn)
I think getting your gut right takes a lot of work and a lot of effort and a lot