ANXIETY, DEPRESSION and MEMORY LOSS associated with IMBALANCED GUT BACTERIA!
It has been found that BACTERIA in the GUT CAN MAKE brain TRANSMITTERS called NEUROPEPTIDES that determine how the brain functions. Healthy balance of gut bacteria protects against a range of mood disorders, mental illness, and cognitive decline as seen in memory loss.
Another study followed a group of children for 13 years and found that those who took probiotics, NONE had developed ANY KIND OF AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS compared to control groups!
As I wrote in my other article on Tacoma Health If you find that this article applies to you or your family, I would FIRST recommend balancing the bacteria in the gut by adapting a diet that promotes healthy bacteria (as written in Nature's Detox book). SECONDLY start taking our clinic's INTESTINAL CLEANSE to remove harmful microorganisms (call clinic- 253-752-7377) as well as have a colonic weekly while cleansing. FINALLY eat several tablespoons of homemade sauerkraut a couple times daily (continue reading for more bacteria building tips. Do this for a couple months and see if there is improvements in anxiety, mood, ADHD or similar symptoms
OTHER TIPS for BALANCING the GUT BACTERIA
The Importance of Probiotics When Taking an Antibiotic
Studies have shown that when you co-administer probiotics with antibiotics and continue the probiotic administration even after stopping the antibiotic regimine, you're quickly able to restore that microbial community to the healthy state it was prior to the antibiotic treatment."
Guidelines for Taking Probiotics With Antibiotics
If you're taking an antibiotic, don't simultaneously take the probiotic as the antibiotic is liable to simply kill the bacteria off. Instead, take them a few hours before or after taking the antibiotic. From the clinical research Leyer has done, this strategy appears to work quite well.
WHICH TYPE TO TAKE?
Look for a product containing multiple species of bacteria, as high diversity tends to be associated with better health. That said, products containing species of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria are generally recommended.
Examples would be Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus plantarum. These organisms predominantly reside in the small intestine or the upper gastrointestinal tract (GI) where a vast majority of your immune cells reside.
Bifidobacteria, on the other hand, reside in the large intestine or the lower bowel, which is another critical location associated with health. Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium longum, and Bifidobacterium bifidum are important ones.
Eat plenty of fermented foods. Healthy choices include lassi, fermented grass-fed organic milk such as kefir, natto (fermented soy), and fermented vegetables.
Boost your soluble and insoluble fiber intake, focusing on vegetables, nuts, and seeds, including sprouted seeds.
Get your hands dirty in the garden. Exposure to bacteria and viruses can serve as "natural vaccines" that strengthen your immune system and provide long-lasting immunity against disease.
Getting your hands dirty in the garden can help reacquaint your immune system with beneficial microorganisms on the plants and in the soil.
Opening a window and increasing natural airflow can improve the diversity and health of the microbes in your home, which in turn benefit you.
Wash your dishes by hand instead of in the dishwasher. Research has shown that washing your dishes by hand leaves more bacteria on the dishes than dishwashers do, and that eating off these less-than-sterile dishes may actually decrease your risk of allergies by stimulating your immune system. Antibacterial soap, as they too kill off both good and bad bacteria, and contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance.
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