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Microbiome, so that’s like the word today, the microbiome it’s kind of cool. You know, and it’s, but it’s. Big deal, they did a. They did a test on the micro biome, not test a research project at Harvard a couple years ago, on the microbiome I and – and I personally know one of the one of the doctors that was involved in that whole test and that whole research project and It and it was a mind-blowing project.
The micro biome is basically the three to five pounds of good and bad bacteria. That’s in your gut and it’s becoming more and more and more understood that that this gut thing is a humongous deal relative to our health, not just not just Hashimoto’s.
Hell’s, not just our immune health, but the mental health to it is obviously digestive health. You name it endocrine health, you name it. It is a big deal, which is why diets are becoming so popular online and probiotics are, being you know, thrown all over the place, and so the microbiome is and and the microbiome is composed of it should be about 20 % bad back to your an 80 % good bacteria, it’s, something that’s, important to know it’s called they’re called commenced oral bacteria because they kind of get together.
They kind of they kind of the the bad bacteria kind of keep the good bacteria primed for lack of a better term. So, for those those of you take a probiotic and you you bloked, okay, yeah, it’s because you either have too many bad bacteria or you’re bad bacteria.
We’re, starting to figure out how to neutralize your good bacteria, which is not a good thing. Okay, so probiotics can be good, but for those of you who taking them and said it’s, not it’s because that balance is on the so the so the microbiome obviously, and they’re, actually starting to call The human microbiome, an organ they’re, starting to refer as another organ system in the body, and then I could go on for hours about this research thing because it was like the coolest thing ever.
It is amazing, amazing, research projects as as to how well it was done and how much data it revealed so Hashimoto. So it affects everything. Well, how does it affect Oshawa? It’s, interesting because there’s kind of a like mmm.
You would call wait. We’ve, come to call it the the the Hashimoto’s, gastrointestinal vicious cycle. The brain got got brain cycle. They got brain vicious web, though the web there’s, just a number of names for right up at the bottom.
All those is the brain can affect. The brain can affect the gut. The guy can affect the brain. The the the thyroid can affect the gut. The guys can affect the thyroid, and a lot of you have noticed that when you start to work on the gut that a lot of your hashimoto symptoms start to dampen, especially gluten, you know gluten.
Is it the reason gluten? The problem is because your gut sees it as a in improper entity entering into the system. It’s, big its large. It’s, sticky, it & # 39; s, got chemicals on them and the immune system can’t, you can’t, you know it can’t handle it, and so it creates antibodies to it, and it Damages the inside of your intestines and the next thing.
You know every time you include and you get bowel symptoms, some of you, don’t, get bowel symptoms and you get neurological symptoms and that ‘ S got okay. That’s, part of the gut affecting the thyroid, and so so the microbiome being imbalanced.
It can cause gas, it can cause bloating, it can cause diarrhea, it can cause the irritable bowel syndrome, it can cause where you get constipation and ultimately, you get diarrhea. All of these things are going to are going to cause a problem with your immune system, because your immune system, 70 % you mean system, is on the inside lining of your gut and actually it’s, not just your intestines.
Okay, it’s, your intestines, it’s, your lung barrier and it’s, your and and it’s. Your blood-brain barrier is where the secretory IgA is the fancy name for where the seventy percent of your immune system or your immune system, most of it, is located, and so anything that disrupts that is going to flare up in immune responses.
And then that is going to cause your I she they know off and to varying degrees. You’re, going to get your. You know you’re gonna get the heart palpitations anxiety, the panic attacks, you’re, going to get the the insomnia and or maybe the inward treble tremors things of those nature.
So you have the gut affecting the microbiome affecting that got affecting the Hashimoto’s. On the other hand, Hashimoto ‘ S is Hashimoto’s; hypothyroidism okay, the vast majority of Hashimoto ‘
S is hypothyroidism there’s, a small percentage of you that actually are Hashimoto’s, hyperthyroidism your your thin, your your! You have a lot of energy. You’re jittery and either one okay either one works because they both alter and got function, so they also particularly Hashimoto ‘
S is probably Prai the second most common cause or thyroid. Let’s, just say: thyroid dysfunction is, is probably the second most common cause of constipation. It’s, probably the second most common cause of stomach problems.
So the number one cause of stomach problems is probably stress. Okay, I think I don’t, say: probably it’s, stress they and, and stress causes a certain chemistry that causes you to break down. Certain parts of your stomach.
You can’t, make hard Clark ass, you can’t digest our food and the next thing you know you’re, getting acid indigestion and the doctors are giving you antacids, which is the dumbest thing in the world to Do is something like that, because now you’re, making less hydrochloric acid.
Now you get an ulcer and it’s and it’s off to the races. Okay, but thyroid, does very similar. Basically, thyroid alters the ability of the stomach. It slows down the ability of the stomach to make hydrochloric acid there’s, a number of other chemical reasons that you you you you start to lose the ability of to digest your food.
When you have hypothyroidism, when you have Hashimoto’s, I put the horse and then it sets off that whole digestive chain. You know now your acid and that now your stomach’s, not right. You know digesting your food right.
You’re, not sterilizing your food properly for those of you have Candida and if you had proper its stomach function and with proper, logical or yes and improper sterilization, you probably don’t get Candida.
You probably don’t, get h, pylori, you, probably don’t, get my small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. So it’s, a big big player, so the Hashimoto’s, causes they got to be bad and then that’s, wears off your microbiome okay, because now what happens? Is everything slows down and and things aren’t going into the toilet like they should laying because you get toxins right? This is how you’re you.
This is how you detoxify CONUS the liver. It goes the gallbladder causing intestines supposed to go into the toilet again in the toilet. Those toxins start getting reabsorbed the bat the microbiome is thrown off.
Let me tell you when the microbiome is thrown off, because of all of this I mean name. A symptom name. Is symptom and you can have it, and I am not joking just you want to talk about the vaginal dryness.
You want to talk about anxiety. You want to talk about depression. You want to talk about inflammatory responses causing athletic asthma. It’s insane, but because because when the Micra, when the Hashimoto’s causes the microbiome to be off the microbiome breaks down.
Oh leaky gut, I think you got OH – could not leave the food sensitivities. Oh every time you broccoli I get, these are the vicious cycles that can take place in the microbiome is. Is your gonna that you’re gonna that you’re gonna be using the term microbiome in the future? Who I don’t care? Who you are I don’t care? What you know about science, or not, trust me something that you’re gonna, be using the term microbiome, and the news data is pretty cool out there.
There’s, a lot of new data out there as to how to get your microbiome to be the way it needs to be for you, because everybody’s. Microbiome is a little bit different and and by the way of all the nations in the world – and this was part of that study – the United States has the worst microbiome just for the record okay.
So so it’s. It’s. It’s, it’s, a it’s, a it is a it’s, a thyroid gut got thyroid thing, but more than that, it would take me hours to really go into all the stuff that came Out of that study, but but the thyroid and yeah the thyroid screw the thyroid screws up the microbiome, the microbiome then screws up everything else, and and and and this was part of the reason why, when people would just get off a gluten well, I I wasn’t here, since the day of people just got off gluten, we were just like yeah get off of gluten.
What’s, that it’s pizza and it’s, bread and it’s. Pastas off that can’t be held. I like setting off of that oh yeah, and it’s, beer too! Oh! No! No! No! No! I’m, not doing that. Like dude. You got to get off of this and then I get off of it and a certain percentage of people would feel practice better.
We would write around like yeah. We’re smart, we got it, but that was just the tip of the iceberg and that frequent that I actually is what what kind of over a period of time kind of, has led to this whole microbiome thing.
Now we knew that there were cross sensitivities. We know there are other Sun series and all of this is wrapped together, but but it’s. It’s. It’s hugely important in our patients. We’re. Now, as part of our dietary protocols, which are my numbing lis thorough because it’s, so important to figure out the diet figure out the food sensitivities.
Now we are now throwing in there certain protocols and that in the long run, to get that microbiome under control, and I think these protocols are gonna take the place of people taking probiotics and in fact I’m sure of it.
I just don’t know how long it’s, going to take for it to get into the into the full spectrum of functional medicine, practitioners or dietitians, or whoever is going to be doing it. So so it’s. It so it’s.
Important might you might want to read up on the microbiome there’s, a lot of fun stuff out there on it? There’s, a lot of things that aren’t hard to understand you, don’t have to be like scientists understand what’s going on.
If you’re reading, an article where you have to feel like a scientist that’s, to understand, go to it something else. There’s, a lot of simple explanations for it, but but – and so I’ll leave you with this.
I’ll. Leave you with this little teaser. It’s about eating a ton of it’s, a it’s about eating a ton, a variety of vegetables that’s like part of keeping your microbiome and their control. Knob foods not fruits, not meats, not anything, it’s.
It’s about vegetables. So so, if you want to start in and if you start eating a lot of vegetables and you blow up and go you idiot, I’m blowing up it’s, probably cause you got small inputs Hasselbeck to, but that’s, the microbiome and the and the Hashimoto ‘
S is worth exploring as far as you’re concerned. As far as your, if you’re going to a functional medicine doctor, you might want to throw it out. They may or may not be familiar with it. It’s new stuff, and so so that’s.
It so, hopefully that’s. Helpful! You’re gonna see one day that again this was this was kind of a early hit on something that’s gonna be really big in in the future. As far as a way, I think doctors in general are ultimately going to be recommending.
Okay, so I like that one, so we’ll talk to you again, pretty soon take care have a good day. You