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MIND YOUR GUT

- Studies show that the gut microbiome affects everything from pain, mood, sleep and stress, to how our bodies use the food we eat and how we fight off infection. 
- So-called “Western diets” – diets that are high in fat and in highly-refined carbohydrates or sugars – can cause the good and bad bacteria in the gut to become unbalanced. 
- In recent years, studies have looked at the “gut-brain axis” and how gut health can affect pain, sleep, depression and anxiety. In fact, a recent pre-clinical study suggested that eating probiotic-rich yogurt may be able to reverse depression.

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According to American Heart Association, 

A sickness as well as health, the way to someone’s heart may indeed be through the stomach.That would lead to the gut – the intestines – where trillions of diverse and generally friendly resident microbes pitch in to aid digestion and perform other crucial tasks affecting their host human’s health.

While other parts of the body have their own microbial populations, the gut particularly is teeming – probably because of where it is and what it does, said Gregor Reid, Ph.D., director of the Canadian Center for Human Microbiome and Probiotic Research at Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario. With access to the bloodstream, daily food, and varied acidity and alkalinity along the digestive tract, the gut “really is the ideal place for a lot of organisms.”
These bacteria and other microbes, known collectively as the gut microbiol, or microbiome, are influencing heart health in previously unseen ways, research is showing.

29-Mar-2018

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"Our single largest environmental exposure is what we eat" according a physician from Cleveland clinic. Yes, you are right Mr. Naidu. Gut health is one of the most under addressed issues in healthcare delivery, partly because of lack of knowledge even among healthcare providers.

29-Mar-2018

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gut health grocery list

28-Mar-2018

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