How's your Microbiome?
Recent research (2018) The Role Of The Gut Microbiome In Systemic Inflammatory Disease
has aligned with ancient medicine, where Hippocrates (400BC) stated that,
“All disease starts in the gut.” http://www.azquotes.com/author/22138-Hippocrates
Systemic illness can be seen in;
· Autoimmunity- Chronic conditions, Ulcerative Colitis, Coeliac Disease.
· IBS- IBD, IBC, IBM.
· Anxiety and Mood Disorders- Neurotransmitter imbalances and depletions.
· Unexplained fatigue- parasites, bacterial overgrowth, food sensitivities.
· Skin conditions- dermatitis, acne, eczema, unusual skin conditions.
· Weight gain- hormone imbalances, hunger and satiety imbalances, blood sugar imbalances, storing abdominal fat.
· Allergies- Hay Fever, Chronic Sinusitis, seasonal allergies.
Some symptoms your gut maybe upset;
· Constipation or Diarrhoea or alternating, or taking too long to process through.
· Undigested food.
· Strange coloured faeces or smell.
· Burping, flatulence, bad breath.
· Uncomfortable, enlarged colon.
Stool Tests can be done to analyse whether you have parasites, bacterial, fungal or viral particles in your gut or colon. However, a quick check of your Diet, and health history can reveal a lot.
Microbes use certain foods to grow from. Healthy foods support healthy gut microbes which help you with your digestion, hormone, appetite and mood balance. Antibiotics can eradicate, not only unhealthy microbes, but healthy microbes, and it may take some time to rebuild their numbers up again.
A Leaky Gut which has been damaged by antibiotics, toxins or prolonged poor health, can also require treatment to rebuild the gut lining and tighten the intestinal junctions, to restore good health.
It is important for your health to maintain a healthy gut for your health.