There is a plethora of new evidence that suggests the disruption of the healthy balance of the bacteria found in the microbiome leads to an overreaction of the immune system. This reaction leads to inflammation of the GI tract, which develops symptoms of disease in the body and the brain. One such disorder that this leads to is Leaky Gut Syndrome, a cause of auto-immune diseases.
It is now believed that the microbiome plays a role in human psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, auto-immune diseases, Parkinson’s disease, and many others. Several studies have shown a link between the receipt of antibiotics and an increased incidence of psychiatric disorders, possibly due to alterations in the microbiome.
Science has tested whether gastrointestinal inflammation is associated with schizophrenia. They show that it might contribute to bloodstream entry of potentially neurotropic milk and gluten exorphins and immune activation by food antigens.
Bovine milk casein, wheat-derived gluten, and six infectious agents were analyzed. The study found that gastrointestinal inflammation is a relevant pathology in schizophrenia and may link food antigen sensitivity and microbial infection as immune activation sources in mental illness.
We will cite many other studies, but the bottom line is we firmly believe the body and mind connection to gut health is a powerful one.
We must take care of our gut health if we want to be healthy. Start by promoting good bacteria and doing away with things that harm them such as sugar, processed foods, dairy and soy.
There are strong links between so many different diseases and gut health; it is time to take our gut health seriously. Many doctors believe the gut microbiome governs your mental health. If you are depressed, anxious, or agitated, start with the gut! Not only will you be promoting your immune system and preventing and reversing disease, but your mood will also get better.
Antibiotics are Bad for Gut Health
Antibiotics – However, dosing with antibiotics reduces the diversity and abundance of intestinal microbiota, leading to a reduction in the competitive exclusion ability.26,27,28 Indirectly, this destroys the community structure, thereby disturbing the interactions among microbial species and the complementary systems of nutrient metabolic pathways, resulting in wide fluctuations in the intestinal environment. These changes are not fully reversed, even after several months of discontinuation of dosing.
When antibiotics enter the microbiome, they do not know which are good bacteria and which are harmful bacteria. The antibiotics attack both killing much of the good stuff that the body needs and is a defense to disease. The ecosystem is then unbalanced, creating a state of dysbiosis. This is the perfect atmosphere for the yeast to grow, also known as Candida. Candida Apican is the most common form of yeast, and its favorite food is sugar. The yeast multiplies and then damages the lining of the gut, which causes leaky gut syndrome. Leaky Gut Syndrome causes autoimmune diseases.
Parkinsons Connection to Gut Bacteria and the Microbiomes Impact
Researchers have demonstrated that alpha-synuclein fibers, injected into the gastrointestinal tracts of rodents, can traverse through the vagus into the brain.
“We have discovered for the first time a biological link between the gut microbiome (microorganisms found in association with both healthy and diseased humans) and Parkinson’s disease. More generally, this research reveals that a neurodegenerative disease may have its origins in the gut, and not only in the brain as had been previously thought.”
– Sarkis Mazmanian, a lead researcher the Californian Institute of Technology (Caltech).
The Ketogenic Diet
Extreme dietary changes, such as adopting a ketogenic diet, produce immediate, profound changes in the human gut microbiome. Less dramatic interventions produce mild to moderate changes that vary from person to person and tend to be less than inter-individual variability.155
Dr. Terry Wahls’s cure to autoimmune disease relies heavily on ketogenic principles. We use the word cure. Society has been brainwashed by pharma not to use that word. When you are symptom-free for many years, we call it a cure. Everyone should start using that word regularly and not be afraid of it. Doctors or those who promote products are governed by the Fraudulent Drug Association who would put them out of business if they used the word cure, but we are not doctors selling a product. Some are symptom-free for ten years, but they forbid using the word to keep the masses brainwashed. Reversed, cured, whatever you want to call it, Dr. Wahls was in a wheelchair with multiple sclerosis, and after doing her Whals’s protocol, it allows her to run marathons today. We highly suggest her book.
Foods that are Bad for the Gut
Foods heavy in salt, sugar, and fat.
Fiber Connection to the Microbiome.
Lack of fiber-rich foods has been correlated to gut bacteria depletion and the American diet is taking its toll on our health. A plethora of conditions may arise when the gut health becomes unbalanced as we have learned. Add fiber-rich foods to your diet to keep the gut balanced.
Other Studies to Read on Microbiome
Microbiome plays a role in Alzheimers Disease. The study results were published in the online journal Scientific Reports.
New studies show links between the microbiome and Parkinsons Disease. 4
Multiple studies suggest the microbiome plays an important role in aging and brain disorders. 4.
The evidence is accumulating to suggest that gut microbes (microbiota) may be involved in neural development and function, both peripherally in the enteric nervous system and centrally in the brain.¹
In mouse models, studies report a role for the microbiota in the modulation of stress-related behaviors relevant to psychiatric disorders,9.
Swedish researchers have discovered a link between intestinal bacteria and Alzheimer’s disease.
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
Now they are even studying transplanting Fecal Microbiota and its results on health issues.
Influences of Gut Hormones on Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Department of Nursing, Hsin-Sheng College of Medical Care and Management, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China
- corresponding Author:
- Wei-Ju Huang
Department of Nursing
Hsin-Sheng College of Medical Care and Management
Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China
Received Date: December 25, 2014; Accepted Date: January 12, 2015; Published Date: January 22, 2015
Citation: Huang W (2015) Influences of Gut Hormones on Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Endocrinol Metab Synd 4:155. doi:10.4172/2161-1017.1000155
Copyright: © 2015 Huang W. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Known studies indicated that most gut hormones were associated with HCC, including ghrelin, CCK, gastrin, secretion, growth factor and leptin. Although these hormones have different functions in digestion, most of them increase or have an active expression in HCC. As shown in Figure 1 we integrate the similar characteristics of gut hormones according to the connection with HCC or unknown. We think some gut hormones, like ghrelin, CCK, gastrin, secretion, growth factor and leptin, may be the key roles in HCC. Because the dietary habits are connected to the gut hormone secretion, we broadly hypothesize that when people were hungrier, or overall full, it may bring the negative effects on cell growth or carcinogenesis. Moreover, during the cancer cell proliferation, the hormone secretion may be different. Discussing the relationship between gut hormone and HCC in detail will be the important future work. We conclude that, presently, GI imaging is not good tips and traps in the diagnosis of small HCC. How to use the analysis of gut hormones to examine the liver function or detect the HCC is important. We hope that these finding can serve a good knowledge to therapy HCC.