When I first published in 2014 my Slideshare presentation "Microbes for Mental Health," the notion that our gut microbiome (the micro-organisms that inhabit our intestinal tracts) dramatically influences many aspects of health and disease was novel, particularly among mainstream psychiatrists. A mere 3 years later, more and more patients and clinicans alike are embracing the concept. The following is excerpted from my 2014 blog. The information is just as fresh and vital today as it was then.
Probiotics have become a mainstay of many of our treatment protocols based on our current unifying theory behind the contemporary rise in diseases of civilization: heart disease, diabetes, dementias, depression, obesity, cancer, stroke, MS, Parkinson’s, pain, psoriasis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and so forth. To review:
We recommend probiotics so often because they, among other things, help "seal & heal" a leaky gut and thereby reduce the spread of inflammation; they "right-size" the immune response by reducing pro-inflammatory chemicals and increasing anti-inflammatory chemicals; and help restore a healthier balance of microbial powers in your gastro-intestinal tract.
I hope you enjoy my new Slideshare: Microbes for Mental Health
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