Did you know that your gut is connected to your brain and can cause mood swings?

gut is connected to brain

“You are not what you Eat, but what you Digest” – Ayurveda Body Science 

How many of us are aware that our Gut Health has a big role to play in our Immunity, Food Allergies, Weight Gain, Sleep Quality and even Neurological Disorders like Dementia and Parkinson’s. 

Gut generally refers to our bowel / intestine area where food is digested and absorbed into the body. The central role in digestion is played by the “gut microbiome”, which is an ecosystem of microorganisms living in our intestines. Usually a healthy gut has about 300 to 500 different species of bacteria. Most of them are incredibly beneficial in breaking down food, absorption of nutrients and effective elimination of toxic by-products from the body. 

Here we look at a 5 Gut and Health connection and the most effective and natural way to restore Gut Health and wipe away diseases. 

1. Gut Health after Covid Infection and our body’s Immunity

After Covid, we may still have to reckon with chronic diseases and other problems associated with poor gut health. This is because people who have recovered from Covid have had far fewer bacteria diversity in their Gut due to various medications. 

Butyrate (a short-chain fatty acid) regulates our Gut barriers. In the absence of which our immune system is highly compromised. Covid infection and its related medication have been known to destroy many good bacteria colonies, which produces Butyrate in our Gut. 

A Cleansing NutriTherapy of Lymphatic system along with Fiber Rich diet based on your Body Type, is the most effective way to correct the altered gut microbiomes balance after Covid treatment.

2. Gut Health & Food Allergies

Poor Intestinal microbiota is a big cause for various kinds of Food Allergies. But unfortunately Gut is the last place we look for answers to our allergies. 

We experience food allergies when our immune system reacts towards certain food proteins as a threat. This causes the body to release chemicals like Histamine in response, which result in the symptoms of food allergies. Common food allergens include milk, egg, peanut, soy, wheat, walnut and so on.

Some over-the-counter medications for allergy cause side-effects like elevated blood pressure etc., plus they only provide symptomatic relief. 

Focus on Gut health and include Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics (a combination of Prebiotics and Probiotics), to restore healthy Gut microbiota. This will boost our immune system against allergies as well as cure allergies from the source.

3. Gut Health & weight gain

Antibiotics have been linked to Obesity.

Microbes in the human intestines assist in the absorption, breakdown, and storage of nutrients. 

Antibiotics can destroy natural microbiomes and replace them with less helpful ones. Due to this environmental change, it can decrease satiety and increase appetite, leading to weight gain.

Exposure to antibiotics at 2 years of age is known to increase the likelihood of developing obesity later in life.

If the root cause for Obesity is diagnosed as Gut health then taking Lycopene phytonutrient in the right dosage for one month, can restore the composition of the gut microbiome. Thereby cutting down Obesity and body weight naturally and effortlessly.

4. Gut Health & Sleep Quality

Our Gut bacteria may be keeping us awake at night.

Imbalances in the Gut microbiome is an often neglected root cause of sleep quality.

The Phyla Microbiome Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes are positively correlated with sleep efficiency, while the Bacteroidetes is negatively correlated with sleep fragmentation (WASO) . Imbalance in their ratio can disturb our sleep.

Fermented NutriTherapy involves live microorganisms to create a balance in your gut. They are nourishing and have high nutritive value if designed as per the Body Type. 

5. Gut Health and Neurological Disorders

Our Gut communicates with the brain through what is called a Gut-Brain Axis. Vata Body Type individuals are very prone to developing Neurological disorders like Dementia and Parkinson’s. 

Communication with the Brain is performed by modulating Neurotransmitters which are produced in our Gut. When there are changes in the neurotransmitter concentration in our Gut, then they become a cause for the development of neurological diseases.

Vata people can prevent onset of neurological disorders by taking recommended dosage of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA). This nutrient has a significant impact on nitrogen metabolism and neurotransmitter concentration in the Gut. 

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Vinod Sadashivaiah, Founder Nutrimap. A pharmacist who believes nutrition is more powerful than medicine .

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