It’s Dr Frye here and firstly, I hope September treated you well and you’re feeling fit and healthy in what is now the run up to Christmas…
(I don’t know where the time goes either!)
I’m now going to go ahead and warn you that this month’s topic isn’t the nicest or prettiest you’ll hear about this year but…
I’ve found that by talking about certain issues that a lot of us are “uncomfortable” discussing I’ve been able to help make a difference in a lot of lives.
If you’ve just started eating breakfast or lunch and you’re reading this – I recommend you come back later.
If you’re ready to hear about the “Gut Bugs” living inside you then read on…
What Are Gut Microbes?
That’s the scientific name for “Gut Bugs” and they’re bacteria that help us do everything from digesting food to recovering from illness. It’s also believed that they may help regulate our weight so they do a lot of good.
They’ve also been linked to causing IBS, abdominal pain and bloating and what’s worrying about this is a lot of doctors aren’t making the connection to the “Gut Bugs” and prescribing unnecessary (and often painful) treatments.
Why Could “Gut Bugs” Be So Problematic?
Well, 80% of your immune system is in your gut which means anytime you’re ill or feeling “under the weather” you’re heavily relying on your gut to restore you to excellent health.
If your “Gut Bugs”, the bacteria in your stomach is unbalanced and there’s more bad bacteria than good bacteria you could find yourself struggling to fire up your immune system.
But What Could Cause A Bad “Unbalance” Of Bacteria?
To be honest, scientists are still experimenting and finding out exactly what “Gut Bugs” are doing to us so if you are someone who suffers from a volatile stomach it would be difficult to pin point exactly what’s causing that if it is gut microbe related.
A poor diet would be the obvious link but researchers for the National Geographic studied their own “Gut Bugs” by closely looking at their own “bodily functions” and discovered that they “couldn’t find many lifestyle variables that would show an increase or decrease in bacteria appearing/disappearing”.