The Gut And Brain Connection Is Strong
How does the gut bacteria in our body affects the brain and body? One always affects the other; it's interesting how the gut and brain are connected.
If you've been reading this series on inflammation, you'd know how gut health, foods, and brain health are the triumverate of being healthy and happy. So how does out diet (or lack of good digestion) actually contribute to the illness of our brain?
You've heard me before about how our GI tract and our brain are intertwined. In fact, they are made of the same type of tissue. There is a constant flow of communication going up and down our bodies from the enteric nervous system (or our gut) and the central nervous system (our brain).
When your gut becomes inflamed by the foods you consume, the lining of the GI tract doesn't place top priority to being a cordial host to the good bacteria our body needs. In fact, its focus is solely on figuring out ways to reduce the inflammation. So by that logic, our microbiota has changed, moving from looking for a home to fighting disease and infection. This changes means that there is not homeostasis in our immune system. This imbalance further enhances our ability to have additional inflammation and brain fog.
What we eat can affect inflammation and ultimately the health of our brain in the form of chronic inflammation. When it comes to foods, it's generally black and white. It's either pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory, energy-supporting or energy-draining. Nutrition can't be underestimated when it comes to brain health and many times our diet alone can be the cause of brain fog.
There is a connection between our gut and brain and science is just now starting to see how they are intertwined. The gut and brain connection is strong and underestimated by most people. Can gut inflammation hurt the brain? Of course, and knowing how to reduce that inflammation is the key to having a healthy gut and ultimately a happy head.
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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 where you hang out.
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