Friday, June 28, 2019

Help your Microbiome

What can you do to help keep your critically-important Microbiome healthy? AVOID sugar. It
feeds non-beneficial bacteria and helps them thrive. Sadly, the menu of many people contain large amounts of refined and processed foods that contain lots of sugar. Read labels! Many commercial yogurts are loaded with sugar, and if were heat processed or pasteurized, some of the live bacterial cultures may have been destroyed. So what does your microbiome have to do with the brain? The gastrointestinal (GI) system has been referred to as ‘your second brain,’ because it may contain as many neurons as does the brain. The brain and the GI system are constantly in communication. If your brain is “stressed,” this will be communicated to the GI system. And chronic or unmanaged stress can suppress immune system function throughout the brain and body. Therefore, good stress-reduction strategies are good for both systems.

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