Gut Biology And Health
What is the science behind how the gut works? How it functions & its importance is fascinating & necessary in understanding what can we learn from the gut.
There are so many interesting things about how our gut microbiome works in our bodies, from helping us to digest foods, to strengthening our immune system, to helping us regulate our mood and hormones. But how does it all work in tandem?
Bacteria Resistant To Antibiotics Examples
What is antibiotic resistant bacteria and how does bacteria become resistant to antibiotics? Are there any long-term issues if bacteria become antibiotic resistant?
What has been the historical role of antibiotics and how that has led to an overdependence on them. Antibiotics were discovered during World War II and prior to its discovery, thousands of soldiers died from various infections.
When it became evident that antibiotics could easily cure bacterial disease, they became an instant panacea for just about everything, but unfortunately doctors at the time didn't really think that one through and in the beginning they were giving us prophylactics, which set the precedent for overprescription throughout the years soon penicillin.
Will Bacteria Become Resistant To Antibiotics?
How dangerous is the epidemic of bacterial resistance to antibiotics? With the overuse of antibiotics, there is more and more resistant bacteria.
I want to begin discussing the real threat that antibacterial resistance has based upon the overuse of antibiotics. As humans we face a number of threats from the environment, but none actually may loom larger than the one post by antibiotic resistance and through our over prescription, poor regulation, agricultural abuse and weeks suppl chain, hyper resilient bacteria is coming. You can see more and more talk about it in the articles in the news today and based on the state of the prescription industry, it could get worse in five or 10 years down the road.
Probiotics Battle With Antibiotics
Better gut health requires you to know what antibiotic resistance is. Bacteria resistance and antibiotic resistance are correlated for digestive strength.
Understanding this relationship begins at first understanding how toxicity influences the intestine. One very strong and poisonous invader is antibiotics. Of course, there can be some benefit in taking antibiotics, but believing that they are a cure-all and overuse can do significant damage to our gut health and ultimately our toxicity levels and how much good bacteria flora is in our bodies.
Probiotic Cell Biology
Why are probiotics good for you and what does probiotics do to your body? When you know how many probiotics in your body, you'll realize their benefits.
Today I'm going to start a series really getting back to basics, and that's explaining probiotics in a way maybe that you might not have heard before. Now, the typical human brain weighs about three pounds and a healthy human body will have over three and a half pounds of probiotic good bacteria and organisms. This and the fact that our heart weighs about three quarters of a pound or so, and our liver weighs about four pounds, makes our probiotic bacteria one of the largest organs in our bodies.
How Does Diet And Lifestyle Affect Gut Bacteria?
What is the significant relationship between your dna and gut health, and how is your own personalized gut bacteria affected by your dna and can it be manipulated by the bacteria of others?
Looking a bit more about fecal transplants, we understand that the purpose is to take healthy gut bacteria and microbes from one human and implant them into another more damaged gut to see if it can be repaired. But how does this affect the DNA of both and whether it can be healthy for the recipient. The first part to discus the short term versus the long term effects. Here we'll discuss applications.
The Science Of DNA In Gut Bacteria
So what exactly is a fecal transplant? When you pass bacterial filled feces from one person to another is gut bacteria affected by the dna?
In the age of strong gut health, there is a very unique topic that should at least be mentioned, which is fecal transplants of gut bacteria. Now, I realize this might be a little cringe worthy but once you understand that probiotics assist in removing bad bacteria and toxins from a bowel movement you'll realize this isn't so far fetched.
Do Vaccines Work Against Bacterial Infections?
What are vaccines and how do they work? Is there some relationship between how vaccines affect our gut and our immune system to the point where we might consider whether it would be probiotics vs. vaccines?
All of us is acquainted with the idea of what a vaccination. A crippled virus is injected via a shot, and the immune system prepares itself for the attack of the real virus someday later. But did you realize that it is feasible to do some thing similar with micro organisms?
Antibiotics Don't Work On Viruses
A large reason why I enjoy and have a passion for gut health is because for many, it is a new frontier to look at how to become healthy. Looking at your digestion and microbiome is something "out-of-the-ordinary" and not your typical, "eat broccoli, exercise, get sleep" mantra that you see all over social media. This different approach compelled me to talk about antibiotics. ⠀
Let's start out by saying you're a mayor of a small town, enjoying life and everything is going great. Then let's pretend there are a rash of burglaries at some resident's homes. How would you react and what would you do as mayor? The first step would be get the police to investigate and talk to neighbors that might have seen something, the key word being "investigate". But what would happen if you unilaterally decided to throw everyone in your town in jail? ⠀(To continue reading, listen to, or download the podcast, follow the link).
Can Probiotics Detoxify The Body?
Is it possible to detox naturally from heavy metals? How is it possible to get rid of heavy metals in the body?
In this episode of The Mental Minute, I dwell into how our bodies are susceptible to the toxins of metals, and why it can be a problem for our body and brains. With a focus on better gut health, it's important to know whether probiotics can detoxify your body and especially how to do a heavy metal detox with a strong focus on better gut health.
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Jared Toay, aka. the "Digestion Dude" or "Mad Scientist" has actively been promoting the importance of gut health and digestion for more than 5 years. A weight loss researcher, bodybuilder, and creator of a wide variety of fermented foods and drinks, he has had a lengthy journey on his way to healthy living. As an accomplished author and speaker, he has found that the best way to be awakened to our full potential inside and outwardly to the world is through strengthening the gut and brain connection. If you are ready to experience why you are such an amazing human, be sure to follow him on all his social media platforms.
These podcasts are an extension of me sharing what I believe is the source to be healthy emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually: a strong gut.