This connection is all the rage these days, but what does it actually mean? Well, you know that gut feeling you get, or when you get butterflies?…That means the gut and brain are in communication with one another. The brain talks to all parts of the body. Here are some reasons why this is so important to know for your health:
- Affects your health
Poor gut health can contribute to leaky gut syndrome and other autoimmune diseases and disorders like arthritis, dementia, heart disease, cancer, fertility and longevity.
- Affects your mental health
Since the brain and gut talk to one another, the pathways between your nervous, digestive system and brain send signals which impacts our memory, movements, thinking and rationale.
- Antibiotics ruin it
Antibiotics destroy the gut lining and kills good bacteria, which is needed to fight off illness or infections. However, if you do need antibiotics for any reason, take two probiotics per medication to help with keeping your gut safe from being destroyed and help keep your immune system strong.
- Eat to heal
Eating antioxidant foods and anti-inflammatory foods help protect the gut and keeps it strong.
- Everyone’s gut situation is unique
Your microbiome is like your fingerprint; nobody else’s is quite like it. This makes it challenging to replenish it simply by taking probiotics or eating probiotic-rich food.
- Your immune system is build off your gut
See all above points…