Lately, I’ve been very forgetful.
Is it because of my age, my lifestyle, lack of sleep, or disorganized pace?
Or is it my diet? Yes, folks, an exciting finding in recent studies is the connection between our food intake and our brain.
Experts call it the Gut-Brain Axis.
Does this bring evidence on the table that what you eat becomes you?
Could the Gut-Brain Axis solve the missing link on why gaps in nutrition and the microbiome (or bacteria community in your gut) affect your mood and even memory?
Trillions of bacteria live in our gut. Apparently, an imbalance occurs when these factors attack our system:
More studies are being done to look at gut-liver, gut-joint, gut-heart, and gut-kidney axes.
While researchers are looking for answers, patients with autoimmune disorders have grown frustrated with their pain symptoms. Poor quality of life, dysfunctions, and lifestyle inhibitions, which traditional medicine cannot solve, push them to seek alternative means.
Many health providers now factor in their patients’ gut health in managing autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
As a result, the use of prebiotics, probiotics, and even psychobiotics increased in recent years.
What other trends do we see? What kind of dietary and lifestyle modifications do experts promote?
Here are a few:
People’s gut instincts now lead them to consume more organic, all-natural, fresh farm produce and local products hoping to boost their gut health. They’re minding their guts with more common sense.
They start to ask, “Have the get-it-done-fast mentality (fast-food and fast-processing) finally taken its toll on our gut, snagged it, and tore it apart?”
Perhaps it’s time to mind our gut and ponder.
What’s in your gut?
The answer might lead you to the key that could save you from gut-wrenching troubles.
The above information are from the CDC and posted for educational purposes only, and are not necessarily supported in whole by this site. As with any education material, use discretion and diligence in adopting the practices to your personal condition and lifestyle.