Who would've ever guessed that poor gut health can result in more serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and mental disorders?
Scientists are only just beginning to understand the microbiome; all of your microbes' genes. What they recently discovered is that you don't have to be experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms to have poor micrbiome health.
Read on for eight chronic conditions that can result from an unhealthy microbiome, according to science...
Eight conditions associated with poor gut health - from cardiovascular disease to mental disorders
#1: Mental disorders
Your gut and brain are inextricably through the communication lines that are referred to as the gut-brain axis. In the medical literature, your gut is actually referred to as “the second brain”. An unhealthy microbiome has been linked to mental health
conditions such as anxiety
#2: Cardiovascular disease
A possible correlation between the microbiome and cardiovascular disease was recently found. Certain bacteria produce higher levels of TMAO (trimethylamine-N-oxide), which is linked to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke.
An eye-opening study out of the University of North Carolina suggests that damage and inflammation of the gut severely decreased the variety of bacterial species in the microbiome. This loss of microbiome diversity allowed a pathogenic bacterial overgrowth of E. coli. Eighty percent of mice with E. coli infection developed colorectal cancer
For over 20 years, the health profession has been flat out wrong!
Discover the real secret behind 'The French Paradox'
And why you too could eat fine cheese, tasty fillet and enjoy perfect Merlot every day
The French are renowned for their high fat diet.
From buttery croissants and double-thick cream to duck fat, liver paté, decadent sauces and soft, oozy Camembert. Not a meal goes by where they don’t indulge foods rich in heart-clogging fat.
But here’s the surprising thing:
Their hearts are amazingly healthy!
In fact, according to the World Health Organisation, the average South African is three times more likely to suffer from heart problems than the French.
Even more surprising, their heart health stats are the third lowest in the world – just behind Korea and Japan.
How do they do it?
Find out here, PLUS, how you can trim down by enjoying your food...
#4: Autoimmune disease
To date, there are around 100 recognised autoimmune conditions and about 40 other diseases that have an autoimmune component. Because 80% of your immune system
resides in your gut, it is no surprise that a damaged microbiome and leaky gut syndrome is a precondition for autoimmunity.
This chronic degenerative disease recently been linked to microbiome disturbances. One study found that transplanting the microbiome of diabetic mice into healthy mice made them diabetic as well!
#6: Skin conditions
Skin problems such as acne, psoriasis, eczema
and dermatitis all have a microbiome and inflammatory-autoimmune component to them. For many, the missing link to healing their skin issues is healing their microbiome.
#7: Acid reflux
Millions of people around the world suffer from acid reflux, or the more serious GERD. These problems are correlated with a microbiome dysfunction called SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
Dysbiosis of microbiome bacteria and an overgrowth of Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum, was shown to be a frequent underlying culprit for asthma
and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).
If you're suffering symptoms of any of these conditions, you should see your doctor right away. You may just be able to prevent cardiovascular disease, for example, by addressing your gut health!
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