How to take care of your microbiome
The human microbiome is the name for what scientists recognize as the existence of a new human organ. It is located within the intestines. It is the collective of all bacteria that help to digest our food and weighs between 1 and 3 kilogram.
That there are people with celiac disease does not mean that everyone should stop eating bread. Because there are many allergies and intolerances. If you were to respond to all these food problems in the same way, you could not eat anymore. Most people do not become acutely ill of wheat bread. Let’s look at the cause of both celiac disease and food allergies for this problem.
The microbiome has been considered as organ since 2016.
Microbiome and gluten
People with celiac disease and food allergies do not have a good working microbiome. That is the main reason that gluten is not well consumed. With the right nutrition you can make sure your microbiome works well again. Then food allergies disappear. The microbiome has been considered as organ since 2016. We used to say ‘’intestinal flora”. The microbiome is a very important key player in our immune system. In addition, it ensures proper digestion of nutrition and proper nutrient uptake.
Antibiotics destroy intestinal flora or microbiome
The major problem with the microbiome is caused by medical drugs and nutrition without fiber. Antibiotics can cause the elimination of a third of the total number of bacteria. This causes an unbalance in the microbiome. The 900 different intestinal bacteria that are now known seek another balance. Bacterial overgrowth of some species is likely which the body fights with inflammations. The inflammation process keep bacterial overgrowth under control. But we and our doctors see this inflammation not as bodily recovery. We want new antibiotics to get rid of the inflammation process. Then we will kill more of the microbiome and new diseases will surely arise in the future due to new unbalances in the bacterial colonies.
Read the full article in the february 2019 issue of VegaTales