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Health => Healthful Living => Topic started by: JimB on November 02, 2018, 08:21:40 AM

Title: Gut Health
Post by: JimB on November 02, 2018, 08:21:40 AM
I thought there was a topic for this already but didn't seen one on a search. Over the last few recent years I've seen more and more articles about our gut bacteria (ie presence of  or lack of or ratio of good and bad) being the culprit in a lot of health issues, even ones involving the brain. There have been studies done that link gut bacteria to schizophrenia. This article links it to Parkison's.



The scientists believe the bacteria are releasing chemicals that over-activate parts of the brain, leading to damage.

The bacteria can break down fibre into short-chain fatty acids. It is thought an imbalance in these chemicals triggers the immune cells in the brain to cause damage.


Source (https://www.bbc.com/news/health-38173287)
Title: Re: Gut Health
Post by: Richard Myers on November 02, 2018, 12:32:35 PM
Thanks for sharing, Jim. There is much written today about the connection between the stomach and the brain. The world has known about alcohol for a long time. But, now it is much more. We need not have waited for science to reveal these truths. We have been favored with such truth and even more advanced truths for some time.

Indulgent parents do not teach their children self-denial. The very food they place before them is such as to irritate the stomach. The excitement thus produced is communicated to the brain, and as a result the passions are aroused. It cannot be too often repeated that whatever is taken into the stomach affects not only the body, but ultimately the mind as well. Gross and stimulating food fevers the blood, excites the nervous system, and too often dulls the moral perceptions, so that reason and conscience are overborne by the sensual impulses. It is difficult, and often well-nigh impossible, for one who is intemperate in diet to exercise patience and self-control. Hence the special importance of allowing children, whose characters are yet unformed, to have only such food as is healthful and unstimulating. It was in love that our heavenly Father sent the light of health reform to guard against the evils that result from unrestrained indulgence of appetite. CG 460.