The Gut: Its Effect on Immunity & Stress

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What is your Gut Microbiome?

There are tens of thousands of different types of microorganisms covering each millimeter of our gut lining. The ‘Gut Microbiome’ is the term used to describe the ecosystem of these microorganisms that inhabit our gut, it begins in our mouth and ends in the colon. These microbes are our tiny friends with benefits. 


Is your Gut Microbiome linked to your health?

YES! The Gut Microbiome has been dubbed the ‘gut brain’ due to the extreme impact it has on both our physical and mental wellbeing. For instance, it is the key to having healthy digestion and a strong, balanced immune system that isn’t prone to allergies and food sensitivities.

The Gut Microbiome, amongst other things:

 
 
  1. Determines the efficiency of your metabolism, and hence whether you are overweight or at a healthy weight.

  2. Contains the key neurotransmitters for mood, thus influencing your emotional state. For example, up to 90% of all serotonin, the hormone that contributes to feelings of well-being and happiness, is synthesised in the ‘Gut Brain’.

  3. Balances our brain and lowers our sensitivity to stress.

  4. Influences our perception of pain. 

  5. Alters our taste receptors. 

 
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The Gut Microbiome and disease

The degradation of the Gut Microbiome, primarily caused by the overprescription of antibiotics by big pharmaceutical companies, has been associated with higher levels of stress, anxiety, depression and poor memory functioning. Poor gut biodiversity and imbalanced gut ecosystems have been also been implicated in:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Other immune and autoimmune diseases

  • Celiac disease

  • Obesity

  • Autism

Primary causes of imbalances in the Gut Microbiome

Changes our lifestyles since the 1950s, for instance in our diets, C-sections, insufficient breastfeeding, antibiotics and use of anti-bacterial products, have destabilised the Gut Microbiome and the immune system. These influences have had a detrimental effect on the ecosystem of the Gut Microbiome, leaving our immune and digestive systems in chaos. The weakened Gut Microbiome is one of the primary contributors to the skyrocketing rate of inflammatory conditions, allergies, and autoimmune diseases. 


How can BodyTalk re-balance your Gut Microbiome and immune system?

The latest scientific research on the microbiome and the immune system has been synthesised, through the BodyTalk System, to develop stunningly effective techniques. These work to “reset” the immune system, flushing out over-reactive inflammatory and allergic states, while also contributing to the maintenance of a healthy gut flora.

BodyTalk, amongst other things:

  • Highlights pathogens and quickens the immune response.

  • Boosts healthy “good” bacteria in the microbiome and fights invasive “bad” bacteria.

  • Balances allergic reactions and food intolerances.

  • Reduces the frequency and duration of flus with the ‘Body Chemistry’ technique.

  • Balances the nervous, endocrine and immune systems’ communication with the gut microbiome.

  • Addresses underlying causative factors of health issues, these may include epigenetic markers, emotional stressors, environmental toxicities and microbiome health.

  • Works with inherited conditions by balancing both the genetic and epigenetic factors.

  • Mitigates the negative impacts caused by antibiotics, C - sections, formula feeding and diet.




- WRITTEN BY ANGIE TOURANI, ADV CBP, CBI, MSI, ACCESS TRAINER.


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