The Gut, the Brain and DietFrank Jordan
For years NSC has been reporting that overuse of antibiotics and high sugar diets damage or kill good digestive tract bacteria and when the ratio of good to bad bacteria decreases below 6 to 1, major heath issues develop, including fungus that converts to pathogenic Candida Albicans and can leak into the blood stream to go throughout the body.
Most have had a “gut feeling” about an issue or happening, but now scientific research is defining and confirming the relationship between the gut, the brain and diet. First the stunning revelation that 90% of the body’s serotonin, as a brain transmitter hormone, is made in the digestive tract!
Now we know that if seratonin levels in the body are too low, then we are more susceptible to diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Research indicates normal gut good bacteria levels in the digestive tract influence levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin.
The entero-chro-mataffin, or EC cells, produce serotonin in the digestive tract and research showed the absence of good bacteria reduces serotonin output by the digestive tract. The EC cells appear to need the good bacteria to produce adequate serotonin and can return to full production on the repopulating of good bacteria.
Serotonin lack can contribute to moods and depression, while serotonin hormone levels are also involved in the immune response by interaction and promotion of T cells, natural killer cells and macrophages.
Probiotics without need of refrigeration such as NSC Pro from NSC provide 15 billion CFU per serving to nutritionally help maintain normal intestinal bacteria. NSC Pro introduces good bacteria species to help avoid repopulation by harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses, when good microbes are killed by antibiotics or genetically modified foods. Additional benefits include acidity reduction, enhanced nutrition conversion and vitamin B production.
In other research at Oregon State University, a high sugar and/or high fat diet causes changes in gut bacteria that create a significant loss of brain “cognitive flexibility,” or the power to adapt and adjust to changing situations. The high-sugar diet further impaired early learning for both brain long-term and short-term memory.
This high-sugar intake alteration negatively damages the microbiome, or the complex mixture in the digestive system of about 100 trillion microbes. The study results were positive in establishing a relationship between the gut bacteria and communication with the human brain.
Don’t wait. Start a sugar-free diet with proper good-fat intake today. Use NSC SuperZymes as potent and beneficial digestive enzymes, together with NSC Caprylic Plus with nutritional fungus fighters needed when good beneficial bacteria are damaged and fungus attacks. Bottom line, your gut feeling is real; needing care and attention now; not later.