Although each day seems to bring new encouraging news about the progress made in the field of health for virtually anything from heart disease to cancer, when it comes to the brain, the news is not as numerous.
Researchers with small and large tasks remain behind when it comes to discovering effective methods for treating a large number of disorders of the brain, despite increasing funds allocated to research projects of the structure and chemical composition of the brain.
But maybe this is why you do not find the answers. Is it possible to not looking where it should be? When asked why he robbed banks, Slick Willie Sutton replied, “because there is money!”
So finding a losing key of the mysteries that surrounds brain disorders outside the nervous system seems to logical.
But what came to light, thanks to the efforts of some of the best avant-garde of the world, researchers are a series of evidence that demonstrates the fundamental role which the bacteria that make up the intestinal flora
plays in the fate of the brain.
Indeed, those 100 billion organisms that live in the intestines are directly involved in the myriad of physiological aspects that affect our brain function in every moment.
All the influence and long-term brain health and resistance to disease. Microbes in the body called the collective microbiome, regulate inflammatory reactions, immunity, production of vitamins, detoxification, metabolism of carbohydrates and even the production of certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine are important.
These processes are fundamental to your overall health and in particular to that of the brain.
Thus, the National Institute of health in the USA initiated a Project for human Microbiomului project of $140 million, to investigate how the changes to the microbiome influence the diseases.
Publications look now as in the entire spectrum of disorders of the brain, from Alzheimer’s disease to autism, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, migraine, depression, and anxiety, are unique patterns of intestinal bacteria, depending on the disease.
For example, some researchers have identified a unique range of autism-specific bacteria and another completely different that contribute to identifying Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Max Nieuwdorp is one of the doctors with extensive experience in the field and has published many works about the role of gut flora in regulating metabolism.
This has accorded special attention in type 2 diabetes, a major risk factor for dementia, and the link between changes in the intestinal flora and this disease.
Nieuwdorp described and how many values decreased biological markers associated with rebalancing diabetes microbiome diabetes patients effectively.
This was done in the laboratory or with over 250 patients through a procedure called microbial transplant through feces (TMF), whereby people healthy and in shape their Donau simply seat was subsequently inserted into the colon of patients with diabetes.
Obviously, intervention raises questions. But TMF is a procedure that is used in America in more than 150 hospitals to correct another form of imbalance of intestinal flora, disease diarrhea called Clostridium difficult. And it looks like is by far the most effective therapy for this disease.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease. And starting from the premise that intestinal flora has a major influence on immune function, Australian researchers have used the method for multiple sclerosis MTCT, with encouraging results.
And in America at the University of Arizona, has completed a process of recruitment of some patients to experience the efficiency of TMF as a treatment for autism. Besides the TMF, there is, thankfully, and other less aggressive methods of modification of the intestinal flora.
In an elegant experiment led by Dr. Emeran Mayer at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a group of women received either placebo or a milk-based product or a product on the basis of milk enriched with different probiotic bacteria.
After four weeks, the participants have attended a special session of MRI, which were measured brain activity while they watched images of figures stressed.
It was noticed a remarkable change in brain activity of probiotic consume as women as opposed to other groups, indicating that the bacteria ingested had a calming effect.
Imagine, probiotic bacteria to alter the way in which we react to the world around you!
Once you’ve understood the importance of intestinal balance has for our general health condition, as well as for the brain, it is obvious that we must do everything we can to take care of our microbiome.
Here are eight important things that can contribute to the restoration and protection of symbiotic bacteria, your friends:
1. Use only a minimum of antibiotics, as much as possible.
Antibiotics are useless in treating the common cold and viral infections in general. More specifically, the prescribed antibiotics at any time from your family doctor for anything from a pain in your neck up to sneeze, are “broad spectrum,” meaning kill all sorts of bacteria, both the good and the bad.
2. Include eating foods rich in Probiotics and fermented.
Kimchi, sauerkraut, water kefir, kombucha, and fermented vegetables are rich and natural sources of probiotic bacteria that promote good health.
3. Consume Prebiotics.
Prebiotic fibers contribute to multiplying probiotic organisms. Foods rich in Prebiotics are chicory root, dandelion leaves, onions, garlic and turnips process (or apples-to-Earth).
Acacia gum is very effective as a supplement in herbal stores.
4. Consider a supplement with probiotics.
Although there is a multitude of probiotics in specialized stores, the most important are: with Lactobacillus Plantarum, with Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium long and with Lactobacillus Brevis.
5. Reduce your intake of sugar and carbs.
The produce high in sugar and refined carbohydrates promotes intestinal flora imbalance, associated with inflammatory conditions and increased risk of diabetes.
6. Don’t buy genetically modified products.
One of the reasons for that is genetically modified crops to withstand glyphosate herbicide. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® proved that causes major changes at the level of intestinal flora.
7. No longer use aspartame.
Aspartame leads to dramatic changes in intestinal flora levels, associated with a significantly increased risk of developing diabetes — even more than nutrition rich in sugar.
8. Reduce the consumption of gluten.
Gluten increases the permeability of the bowel allowing penetration of some bacteria triggers inflammatory condition in the systemic circulation.