Note from Katie: have spoken of the importance of gut microbiome and how things like antibacterial soaps until how we are born can alter our gut biome. Today, I’m excited to welcome Dr. Terry Wahls who invests his own chronic disease with dietary changes and now helps others do the same and conducts research on mitochondrial health. Enter Dr. Terry …
microbiome has become a household word! It refers to the mixture of bacteria, yeasts and parasites that live on the skin, nose and trachea, and in your gut from the mouth to the anus. The mixture of these bacteria, yeasts and parasites is closely related to weight, mental health, autoimmune health blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.
Our bodies are ecosystems that harbor a microbial universe. Each of us has about 10 trillion human cells, 100 billion bacteria, yeasts and protozoa a single cell (representing thousands of different species) and 1,000 billion viruses in and on our bodies.
Now, scientists believe that the one microbiome important organ that helps us maintain the metabolism necessary to maintain the chemistry of life running as efficiently as possible. If maintained properly, our microbiome can keep us lean, happy and pain free. But when our metabolism dysfunctions, too many free radicals are made, inflammation increases and our chemistry falters, leading to health problems.
The roots of chronic health problems such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, autoimmunity, health problems and neurological mental, and even cancers begin with a malfunction of the basic metabolism of the body , or how the chemistry of life run.
the latest science is telling us that the microbiome can change our metabolism healthier or more diseases promotion processes, depending on what species that live in and on our bodies.
humans have 20,000 genes in our DNA, and our microbial ecosystems contain thousands of different species for a total of 9 million genes. Those millions of genes give us a much broader metabolic processes that help make all the molecules and structures that need to thrive repertoire. And we are learning that the thousands of different species are also crucial :. Those with a greater diversity of species in their microbiome are much more likely to be thin and healthy, with no chronic health problems
several factors associated with a healthy microbiome Less
- he is born by caesarean section
- early or chronic exposure to antibiotics
- a diet high in sugar and white flour
- a diet low in soluble fiber (now called resistant starch ) and
- chronic use of drugs to reduce stomach acid.
food we eat and the medications you take have a significant impact on your microbiome, so it is important to pay close attention to both. Medicines, especially antibiotics and acid-lowering drugs are associated with the creation of blooms of bacteria and yeasts that promote disease.
To help people create a healthier microbiome, which prescribe a diet that removes sugar and severely restricts The flour-based products . As people adopt the diet plans Wahls, symptoms of heartburn and reflux was reduced for a few months until acid-lowering drugs can be eliminated.
often starts melting weight without hunger, blood pressure and blood sugar normalized, improves mood, and the need for chronic medication reduces steadily. By fertilizing health promoting bacteria and hungry promoters of the disease, we can easily create health without medication. Wahls diet plans do just that
About Terry :. Dr. Terry Wahls is clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, where residents are taught internal medicine, treating patients in a clinical traumatic brain injury, and conducts clinical trials. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which limits to a wheelchair with tilt recline for four years. Dr. Wahls restored his health through diet and exercise and now pedaling his bike to work every day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat progressive MS through the principles and Paleo functional medicine and The Wahls Protocol: a radical new way to treat all autoimmune chronic conditions using the principles Paleo . She is a professor of public and medical community about the healing power of intensive nutrition. Found in terrywahls.com .