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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Boost and Fortify Your Second Brain

Prevent Disease 

Two heads are better than one is an old saying that relates to brainstorming with another. But scientific studies are discovering another aspect of increasing mental acuity and restoring or maintaining mental and emotional stability. It comes with acknowledging and nurturing your “second brain”. But it’s it’s not in your skull, it’s in your gut.

Your gut is a very important organ when it comes to physical and mental/emotional health. The awareness of intestinal flora deficiencies as the root causes of a wide spectrum of immunity and mental problems is constantly expanding.

Gut flora is the term for micro-organisms that live in the gastrointestinal tract. There are 100 trillion of them compared to our 10 trillion cells. If the intestines were opened and spread out to expose their inner linings, they would cover a tennis court.

So we need lots of good guys in the gut. They have been categorized by mainstream medicine as good for digestion, which is important. But they’re much more important than that.

We have a symbiotic relationship with all these friendly bacteria that cover so much territory. Not only do they deter invading pathogens or kill some of the bad guys, but they also signal other aspects of our immune system in other parts of our bodies. That colony of helpful bacteria is sometimes called our "forgotten organ."

The relationship of friendly gut flora to pathogenic bacteria needs to be lopsided, around 85% good guys to 15% bad guys. When it goes the other way, all sorts of physical and mental problems can arise. When it comes to the immune system in general, probiotic bacteria in the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract account for 60% to 80% of our immune system.

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