“ALL DISEASES BEGIN IN THE GUT” – Hippocrates
Hippocrates(460BC) is well known as the “Father of Medicine” and one of the most notable personalities in the history of medicine. He said that “all diseases begin in the gut”, we’re not going to argue with that, but do you curious why?! Let me show you why.
We going to have a look at the important roles our digestion plays:
- Digestion is important for breaking down food into nutrients, which the body uses for energy, growth, and cell repair.
- A univers of the microbiome
The microbiome is comparable to Earth’s ecosystems in that bacteria interact with one another inside the community wherein they live (our gut). We shape our own microbiomes throughout our lifetimes. Their concentration changes depending on their environment. So they are very sensitive to what you eat, how you sleep, how stressed you are, and what medicines or antibiotics you take. These bacteria help to enhance our immunity, keep our digestive systems going smoothly, balance our hormones, and keep our brains functioning normally.
- Produces serotonin, and other neurotransmitters.
Gut-friendly bacteria can help manage neurotransmitter activity, which makes them natural antidepressants and anti-anxiety organisms.
What harming your gut health?
- A lack of prebiotics
We share information a lot about prebiotics and probiotics in our article for a reason. Because many people are still unaware of the importance of prebiotics for maintaining healthy gut health. Prebiotics feed the good bacteria in the gut and improve overall gut health. You can easily find prebiotics such as bananas, apples, garlic, and onions, which are necessary for your gut.
- A lack of sleep
It is common known that getting enough sleep is essential for overall wellness. It appears that the gut has a daily circadian rhythm as well. Disrupting your body clock through lack of sleep, shift work, and late-night partying may be harmful not only to your body but also to your gut bacteria. To prevent the adverse consequences of insufficient sleep on your gut, try to maintain your sleep schedule as consistent as possible.
- Assume too much alcoho
Consuming too much alcohol on a regular basis causes a bacterial imbalance in the gut. This is referred to as dysbiosis. Make it clear that we are not telling you to stop drinking byt drinking modestly and infrequently is better to causing harm to your gut and good bacteria (a warrior who is always willing to protect you from bad viruses from the outside)
A sign of leaky gut
According to Dr. Leo Galland, director of the Foundation for Integrated Medicine, the following symptoms might be signs of leaky gut:
- Chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Poor immune system
- Headaches, brain fog, memory loss
- Excessive fatigue
- Skin rashes and problems such as acne, eczema or rosacea
- Cravings for sugar or carbs
- Arthritis or joint pain
- Depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD
- Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease or Crohn’s
Thus, to keep yourself and your gut healthy, it’s best to focus on an overall healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise, good sleep, and a diet based on real foods, plenty of prebiotic fiber, and few processed junk foods.