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Intestinal microbiota

Intestinal microbiota

Intestinal microbiota, not only affects the intestine and digestion but also our mood and our general state of health. It is therefore good to know what the intestinal microbiota and how it affects our life, present and future. It is in fact also at the origin of weight disorders, skin problems and autoimmune conditions.

Gut microbiota: what it is

More than of intestinal microbiota you should talk about human microbiota which includes the intestinal one along with other similar ones. It is in fact the set of symbiotic microorganisms that live with the human body without damaging it, on the contrary, collaborating in the best possible way to keep it healthy.

Sometimes it is referred to as the intestinal microbiota with the term "intestinal flora", it is wrongly done because the word flora suggests the plant universe while the microbiota is mainly made up of bacteria. Together with the intestinal microbiota there are the gastric ones and others that are found in the mouth and throat, for example, and cooperate in a way that today we could define "win win".

The intestinal microbiota in particular when it is not present in the correct quantity it can give rise to significant inflammation in the body, pains in the joints and throughout the body, skin disorders and even autoimmune diseases.

Gut microbiota and brain

Between symptoms of an intestinal microbiota depression is also not optimal. But it is not the only consequence that affects the brain, there may also be difficulties in learning or behavior, moments of mental fog and fatigue.

The vice versa is also valid: in times of particular stress ours intestinal microbiota not doing well with damage to digestion too.

Intestinal microbiota and immune system

At the level of defenses there is an evident lowering when the intestinal microbiota it is not regular, breathing problems, constipation or diarrhea may also emerge but even more easily allergies, pains and skin problems such as acne, eczema, hives or psoriasis.

Gut microbiota and obesity

Weight problems, excessive weight, can originate in the conditions of the also intestinal microbiota. When it is not regular you have problems with digestion such as irritable bowel, bloating, abdominal pain, indigestion, that do not help to keep fit and eat properly, plus it also makes you want to unjustified sugar which sometimes manifests itself as a symptom from irregular microbiota.

There are many studies that show that its regularity is essential to stay in shape and have a well-functioning metabolism.

Unfortunately to make matters worse for many people, as far as the microbiota, the "fashion" of the North American diet which, especially when combined with the abuse of antibiotics and antibacterial products, increases the chances of becoming overweight.

Intestinal microbiotics: nutrition and diet

To settle down we can choose one properly balanced diet which certainly helps if it does not completely resolve the situation. It must be rich in probiotics and of prebiotics. We find the first courses in sauerkraut, yogurt, kefir, kombucha, pickled vegetables or kimchi, artichoke, garlic, bean, onion, asparagus, carrot, leek and okra dishes. There is also the possibility of exploiting anti-microbial supplements and antimicrobial herbs such as garlic, oregano, caprylic acid, bearberry.

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Video: Gut Microbiota Composition Influences Epithelial Cell Gene Expression (June 2021).