There are a lot of subjects here. They are important. And they connect a lot of what we’ve been talking about here, in separate strings, for a long time.
Many of the newest learnings in health are related to the significance of the microbiome.
From personal experience, I regularly feel what I can only describe as the health of my brain. Chemicals, transmitter-stuff, certain states. Which drives me into these subjects searching for ifs, and if-so-what, is going on. Because there is always a reason for why we feel the way we do. (These topics are also of significant personal importance to me in how they relate to anxiety, which is something I’ve had to handle my entire life. More on that in point 5, below.)
Otherwise, this is all just more of the same: learn, live better, prosper. Shall we?
1. We are our microbiomes. I’ve said it; you know it, but a few refreshers JIC:
2. Our microbiomes are best supported by probiotics, live food and excellent digestion via which to absorb the goodness.
3. Our microbiomes are responsible for not only our physical wellbeing, but also our psychological health. Here we go.
You have neurons both in your brain and your gut – including neurons that produce neurotransmitters like serotonin. In fact, the greatest concentration of serotonin, which is involved in mood control, depression and aggression, is found in your intestines, not your brain.
“Mounting research indicates that problems in your gut can directly impact your mental health, leading to issues like anxiety and depression.
“The gut-brain connection is well-recognized as a basic tenet of physiology and medicine, so this isn't all that surprising, even though it's often overlooked.
“There's also a wealth of evidence showing intestinal involvement in a variety of neurological diseases."
And, note this point “The fact that this study showed any improvement at all is remarkable, considering they used commercial yogurt preparations that are notoriously unhealthy.”
Now, consider what you can do with legit probiotics. (Legit = 1 billion CFU/serving for example. It’s pretty difficult to measure the amount of probiotics in packaged foods but a really rough estimate would put a high-quality Greek yogurt at about 1M per gram, from what I understand.)