Leaky gut and mental health - What are the links?

Leaky gut and mental health - What are the links?

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.

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Leaky gut and autoimmunity - What are the links?

Leaky gut and autoimmunity - What are the links?

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.

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What is leaky gut?

What is leaky gut?

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.

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Growing Your Gut (In A Good Way): Healing Your Gut Bacteria Through Your Diet

Growing Your Gut (In A Good Way): Healing Your Gut Bacteria Through Your Diet

It's a very trendy topic right now, gut bacteria. A lot has been spoken about its impact on issues like inflammation, not to mention mental health. And for the uninitiated, getting into healing your gut bacteria can be a little overwhelming, but how do you incorporate it into your life?

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Omega-3's, for your inflammation!

Omega-3's, for your inflammation!

Omega-3s get a lot of notoriety - and for good reason! Not only is one of them essential for good health, but we don’t get enough of them in our diets.

Omega-3s are a kind of fat. Fats are not just a storable source of 9 calories per gram. Different fats are used by our bodies for different essential functions. They’re part of the membranes that surround each cell, and are especially important in the brain and nerves. They can mediate the effect of our immune cells as well as influence the production of neurotransmitters and hormones. Omega-3s are anti-inflammatory, and have health benefits for the heart, brain, and our mental health.

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