What is taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for many health related symptoms.
If you have ever been on antibiotics, were not nursed by your mother for the first month of your life, or were a Cesarian delivery, you do not have the proper gut flora or microbiome.
The microbiome determines inflammation, autism, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, coronary heart disease and cancer.
The two major groups of bacteria are Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes, which make up 80% of the total gut bacteria.
A minimum of 80% of your immune system exists in your large intestine
High levels of Firmicutes are associated with obesity, diabetes and inflammation.
The Standard American Diet (SAD) has lead us to higher rates of inflammatory diseases.
The microbiome is destroyed by antibiotic exposure. The microbiome is important in detoxification and immunity.
The World Health Organization has characterized antibiotic resistance as one of the top two health concerns worldwide, due to over exposure to antibiotics.
99% of the DNA in your body is contained in the bacteria that live in your intestine. Inflammation comes from your gut and leads to disease in the body.
Probiotic and prebiotic foods are rich in fiber and enhance the growth of good bacteria. When we target gut bacteria you will see a powerful change in inflammation causing dis-ease and even in your moods.
We are now treating brain disorders, dementia, autism, skin issues and asthma by restoring gut bacteria or the microbiome.
According to Dr. David Perlmutter, neurologist and author of “Brain Maker” ( a must read) “Your body is colonized by a vast array of microorganisms that modulate every aspect of your health and physiology, moment to moment, and you can optimize your health by nourishing and protecting these microbes.
Gut bacteria manufacture neurochemicals such as Dopamine and Serotonin, along with vitamins that are important for brain health.
Beneficial bacteria act to prevent leaky gut, which appears to be at the root of most autoimmune diseases and neurological disorders.
There is growing support for the theory that gut microbes play an essential role in the immune system. Surprisingly, our intestine contain more immune cells than the rest of our whole body. The immune function of your gut flora isn’t just important for gut infections. Healthy gut bacteria also helps defend the body against respiratory infections, while even diseases such as cardiovascular, obesity, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease are associated with changes in our gut bacteria.
Rates of neurological disorders are skyrocketing – from ADHD and debilitating anxiety to depression and even dementia. But medical revolution is under way that will forever change how we understand and treat not only behavioral and mood disorders, but also chronic headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Autism, Alzheimer’s and many other conditions. Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome – the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your cells ten to one.”