Do Gut Bugs Have Mind Control?

yJl7OB3sSpOdEIpHhZhd_DSC_1929_1One of the most fascinating trends in healthcare is in research of gut microbes.  The small intestines and large intestines have extremely different environments, treatments, disease states and research potential. Below is a link to one of the better articles on large intestine microbes. Our intestines house millions or billions of different microbes.  They span every range in type and benefit, from life saving to death causing.  They have the potential to eliminate obesity, cancer, depression, heart disease and diabetes.  They are nothing shy of healthcare seen in every futuristic movie or show created.  The amount of information we DO NOT know about these little buggers is staggering, but every pharmaceutical company is racing to patent whatever they can, as fast as they can.  Therefore we will see extensive research on this topic over the next few years. The most fascinating information to date is in the low tech research.  Like most natural approaches the power and safety come from the complexity of the compounds.  This is certainly true of gut microbes.  We have also found that by simply adding the most basics of high end probiotics makes a long-term positive difference in nearly everyone. If you have a long history of antibiotic use or IBS/Chron’s/Ulcerative colitis, take it easy on the dosage.  Probiotics of any sort are likely to make you feel worse before they make you feel better.  If you can not tolerate them, you may need to find an experienced practitioner to help guide you.  www.naturopathic.org is always a good place to start. Many more articles on Gut Health to come, it is one of my favorite health and wellness topics. For a fun read on the potential benefits on gut microbes, check out:  “Do gut bacteria control our minds” at www.sciencedaily.com

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