We used to think that the brain sent direction down to control all parts of our bodies. We’re learning that a lot of the communication between the gut and the brain starts in the gut and goes up to the brain. Several studies show that in about half of people studied, gut symptoms arose before the mood issues did.Read More
Welcome to the Jessica Mitton Health blog. Here, you can read about ways to take a holistic approach that will aid your overall health. I'll cover lots of topics, ailments and conditions, as well as providing information and insights on using food to make a happier you. To your health!
Living with depression is like forever walking on a tightrope. On some days we may be able to handle the quotidian challenges of life with ease, aplomb and even grace. Yet, we know that even on good days we’re only one wobble away from tumbling into that dark abyss.Read More
Many things can contribute to autoimmunity, and leaky gut may be a bigger factor than we once thought. This is because of the impact of allowing undigested food, bacteria, etc. enter our bodies and how our immune system tries to fight them. A large part of our immune system is located just on the other side of that one-cell thick layer of enterocytes.Read More
Sometimes the human body causes us pain, and we just don’t know why. There are some things that we recognize straight away and can deduce why the pain is there. But there are just some things that we need a doctor to tell us, and even then, it isn’t always easy. Some pains can be unbearable, and no matter how many painkillers you take, it doesn’t always go away. Here are some of the unexplained pains that you might be experiencing and their shocking causes.Read More
The gut (a.k.a. digestive tract) is not just a tube that absorbs nutrients and gets rid of waste - it’s a complex alive system that’s a huge foundation of health. And not just gut health, but the overall health of our bodies and minds. We know how important it is to get all of our essential nutrients from food - and this is a big part of what our digestive tract does. But, there is way more to the story than just that.Read More
When our “good” gut microbes are happy eating their favourite foods they have positive effects on our gut - crowding out the “bad” microbes and producing beneficial anti-inflammatory compounds like short chain fatty acids (SCFAs).Read More