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You can build your gut brain connection with just a few easy shifts. The gut contains over 100 million neurons. As a result, an imbalance with this connection leads to several problems which manifest when you have gastrointestinal issues (Chronic). This podcast looks at additional solutions and food tips to successfully deal with gut brain issues. Also try out the delicious tulsi tea that you can use as a daily gut rebuilder.
Why do My G.I issues persist?
Trauma, anxiety, vicarious trauma and fear will induce painful gut experiences such as gastric ulcers, pancreatic cancer, peptic ulcers, diverticulitis, malabsorption and other issues. One particular nerve, the vagus nerve, communicates directly with your brain. The gut’s main role makes it a crucial system that we should maintain with the utmost care and attention. The health benefits include supporting strong immune and digestive systems, and optimal brain function.
Pre-biotics for excellent gut support
Prebiotics, probiotics and enzymes support gut bacteria and aid in the break down of food. Probiotics are live micro-organisms (Microbiota) or substances which contain the live organisms. Probiotics maintain or improve the “good” bacteria in the body. On the other hand, a prebiotic is a food (typically high-fiber foods) that nourishes human microflora. In other words prebiotics feed the probiotics. Enzymes, however, are specific to the type of foods digested and act as catalysts during the break down of foods. The body creates enzymes in the stomach, the mouth etc. yet the majority are produced by the pancreas.
Prebiotics are available in high fiber foods and are easy to access if you have a rich plant- based diet. These fibers are indigestible to you but are food for the Microbiota. If the majority of your diet consisted of junk foods or even highly processed food, it means that there are no left over unprocessed inulin to feed the probiotics. So here is what I need you to do… Explore raw greens such as dandelion greens, chard, watercress, and, jicama. Of course you can purchase items which contain probiotics but some of your best options are fermented foods such as kefir, yogurt, and kombucha which you can make from scratch.
Enzymes such as proteolytic enzymes break down proteins
Proteolytic enzymes (proteases) help you digest the proteins in food. Although your body produces these enzymes in the pancreas, certain foods also contain the proteolytic enzymes be of Papain and Bromelien papain from papayas and bromelien from pineapples. Using these foods or buying and taking these enzymes are only necessary if you pancres does not produce the naturally occurring proteolytic enzymes… these enzymes are actually peptides which break down protein into amino acids.
Food sources for building the gut brain axis; solutions and food tips
Papaya and pineapple are two of the richest plant sources, as attested by their traditional use as natural “tenderizers” for meat. Papain and bromelain are enzymes found in these fruits. The enzymes made in your body are called trypsin and chymotrypsin. The primary use of proteolytic enzymes is as a digestive aid for people who have trouble digesting proteins. These enzymes are absorbed easily internally and may reduce pain and inflammation.
You don’t need to get proteolytic enzymes from food, because the body manufactures them (primarily trypsin and chymotrypsin). However, deficiencies in proteolytic enzymes do occur, usually resulting from diseases of the pancreas (pancreatic insufficiency). Symptoms include abdominal discomfort, gas, indigestion, poor absorption of nutrients, and passing undigested food during elimination.
Your Gut Brain to do list:
- Take a probiotic ¾ of an hour before breakfast
- Consume foods high in probiotics; home made coconut yogurt, fermented garlic, kombucha, kimchi (if you are into Asian foods), fermented ginger,
- Consume high fiber greens and vegetables which contain insulin and prebiotics
- Reduce or remove foods that are like kerosene to a fire on the gastrointestinal tract (especially If you have a bad gut)
- Diary (Milk, cheese, creams,)
- Hybridized wheat (substitute with. Spelt, kamut, coconut)
- Refined sugar (Remove or substitute with date water syrup, stevia drops, or other sweet fruit)
- Use herbs to rebuild the gut lining: (Yes the intestine is the most highly regenerative organ in your body, every 7 days the intestinal lining regrows):
- Aloe – heals stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome and colitis. You can cut a piece and eat the clear fleshy inside. Make sure to cut carefully so you do net eat the Alain sap which can have a laxative effect
- Slippery elm –
- Stay away from Cortisone, it aggravates digestive issues and IBS and prevents the body from receiving or registering inflammation
- P.A.N.I.C Promptly Answer Natures Immediate Call
- Apply a Castor oil compress – breaks congestion in the colon and helps you To have easier elimination. (Castor oil easily penetrates tissue and will go through to the colon walls)
- Drink more water
5 thoughts on “How to Build Your Gut Brain Connection Part 2”
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Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular article!
It is the little changes that will make the greatest changes.
Many thanks for sharing!
Excellent post. I am experiencing some of these issues as well..
Very energetic article, I enjoyed that a lot. Will there be
a part 2?
Hi. Thanks for clarification between prebiotics/probotics/enzymes. I’ve had pineapple/papaya smoothies when I’ve felt “off” and just knew it would make me feel better. I’ve also made tulsi tea and have added mint and ginger but have to try hibiscus. It helped more with my bloating.