Gut Microbiomes

2018-10-07 563 words 3 mins read

You have a second brain that is your gut!

“Just because microbes are foreign…doesn’t mean they’re any less a fundamental part of us.” - Sarkis Mazmanian

Microbiome: Gut Bugs and You - Warren Peters

Artificial sweeteners act like antibiotics in that they destroy the gut microbiome, which can then be transmitted via fecal transplant.


Fermentable carbohydrates ( Microbiological carbohydrates )

Certain types of fiber feed your gut microbes.
Non-starch polysaccharides (NSP).

Follow Your Gut: Microbiomes and Aging with Rob Knight - Research on Aging

What affects your gut microbiome?

  1. Types of plants you eat.
  2. Age
  3. IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
  4. Collection Season
  5. Antibiotic Use
  6. Sex
  7. Sleep Duration
  8. BMI (Body Mass Index, fat to muscle ratio)
  9. Types of plants you eat (6-10 vs 30+)
  10. Alcohol Consumption
  11. Exercise Frequently

How your belly controls your brain - Ruairi Robertson

The incidental war we waged on bacteria over the last century has led to bacterial extinction and sparked an epidemic of modern plagues.

--- Ruairi Robertson

Toxoplasma gondii

What if depression is at least partially caused by gut inflammation?

In the conventional system no one is looking for one underlying cause for multiple seemingly unrelated symptoms. Gluten intolerance is a great example that can cause all sorts of issues throughout the body. As a result, a person with gluten intolerance, who isn’t diagnosed, might end up on a handful of different medications to treat the various symptoms; even though the cause is a protein intolerance.


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Can Be Caused By Antibiotics? Yep.

It's why I wrote the book. She said: Why don't more doctors know about this?

--- Chris Kresser

The antibiotics kill off many kinds of gut microbes, but Clostridium isn’t affected nearly as much. As a result, the gut microbiome becomes unbalanced with too much Clostridium. The problem appears to be that Clostridium are capable of degrading the protective mucus layer within the intestines. Once the gut barrier becomes compromised it allows the neurotoxins produced by Clostridium into the blood stream. Not good!

“Of note, ingestion of glyphosate (GLY), a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide, can reduce beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract microbiota without exerting any effects on the Clostridium population, which is highly resistant to this herbicide.”*

“The vagus nerve is capable of transporting tetanus neurotoxin (TeNT) and provides a route of ascent from the intestinal tract to the CNS. This route bypasses TeNT’s normal preferential binding sites in the spinal cord, and therefore the symptoms of a typical tetanus infection are not evident. Once in the brain, TeNT disrupts the release of neurotransmitters by the proteolytic cleavage of synaptobrevin, a synaptic vesicle membrane protein. This inhibition of neurotransmitter release would explain a wide variety of behavioral deficits apparent in autism.”*

“Gluten-free or casein-free diets have been reported to improve intestinal, autoimmune and neurological symptoms in celiac disease[1,2], autism [3,4] and schizophrenia [5,6], but the underlying mechanism of benefit for such diets remains unclear. Emerging evidence from biochemical investigations indicate that neurological disorders like schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) might have underlying defects in prenatal and early postnatal neurodevelopment as a contributing factor to the etiology of these disorders.”*



Authored By Tim Brown

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