Most diseases begins in the gut?
“All disease begins in the gut.”
This was the words of the Greek physician Hippocrates that was born in 460BC. He believed that that disease was a product of environmental factors, diet, and living habits. Though Hippocrates was incorrect in suggesting that all disease begins in your gut, evidence shows that many chronic metabolic diseases do.
It is common to overlook the health of our gastrointestinal system, even though it contains 10 times more health-determining bacteria than the rest of our body. Protecting us from infection, supporting our metabolism, and promoting healthy digestion and elimination.
Your gut bacteria and the integrity of your gut lining strongly affect your health.
Unfortunately, most of the population has inadequate beneficial (good) bacteria, excessive damaging (bad) bacteria, and a lack of bacterial diversity. Largely because of a poor diet, but also because of:
- Over-Medicating – with antibiotics, birth control, NSAID’s, anti-depressants, antacids, etc
- Chronic Stress – which can alter digestive secretion, gut permeability, blood flow, sensitivity, and even change bacterial composition
- Exposure to Environmental Toxins – notably pesticides, PCBs, herbicides, arsenic, BPA
- Inadequate Bacterial Acquisition at Birth – C-section birth, parents gut health and mothers diet during pregnancy, infants transition from breast milk to adult food, etc
According to numerous studies, undesirable bacterial products called endotoxins can sometimes leak through your gut lining and enter your bloodstream. Your immune system then recognizes these foreign molecules and attacks them — resulting in chronic inflammation.
How Your Gut Microbiome Affects Your Immune System
The gut microbiome teaches the immune system the difference between friend and foe, making it an integral part of how well immunity functions. In fact, the gut is the home of 70- 80% of our immune system.
An imbalance of gut microbiota, known as dysbiosis, can contribute to an increased weakness of the gut lining, which is more commonly called ‘leaky gut.’ When there are gaps in the gut lining, toxins, bacteria, and food particles can leak into the bloodstream and cause widespread inflammation throughout the body. This process has been implicated in:
- Autoimmune conditions
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
This list is far from exhaustive. You can dive deeper into which diseases are linked to gut disbiolis here
How Your Microbiome Affects Your Hormones
There is a link between the health of your gut microbiome and hormones. When gut health is not optimal, hormones become imbalanced. For example, there is new research showing that the microbiome plays a big role in estrogen regulation. These studies indicate that poor gut health increases risk of estrogen related diseases such as PCOS, endometriosis, and even breast cancer.
Scientists know that 95% of Serotonin is produced and stored in the gut. Therefore people with unhealthy microbiomes also often experience feelings of depression and anxiety.
How Your Gut Microbiome Affects Your Mental Health
Increasing evidence has associated gut microbiota to both gastrointestinal and extra gastrointestinal diseases. Dysbiosis and inflammation of the gut have been linked to causing several mental illnesses including anxiety and depression, which are prevalent in society today.
How Your Gut Microbiome Affects Your Skin
How Your Microbiome Affects Your Heart
Could the gut microbiome be a predictor of heart disease? Researchers from the University of Cambridge seem to think so.
They found that specific metabolites, such as trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), could be a good indicator of heart disease risk. High levels of TMAO in the body occur when bacteria convert choline into trimethylamine (TMA), which is then absorbed by the body and converted to the harmful version, TMAO.
The Bottom Line
Many chronic metabolic diseases are believed to begin in the gut, and long-term inflammation is thought to be a driving force.
Inflammation caused by bacterial endotoxins may be the missing link between an unhealthy diet, obesity, and chronic metabolic diseases.
Still, chronic inflammation is incredibly complex, and scientists are just beginning to explore how inflammation and diet may be connected.
It’s likely that the general healthfulness of your diet and lifestyle affects your risk of chronic inflammation and conditions linked to it, rather than a single dietary cause.
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.
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