Wholistic Livin Blog — gut skin axis
Fermented foods contain a wide variety of bacteria and yeasts that can provide many health advantages. Below are my favorite plant based fermented dressings by Cleveland kitchen as well as my Miso soup with optional rice ramen recipe! Microbes in fermented foods, known as probiotics, produce vitamins like K and B’s, hormones involved in metabolic processes like appetite, fat storage, insulin sensitivity, glucose tolerance, as well as short-chain fatty acids. They also increase microbial diversity, and decrease inflammatory proteins. If you do however tend to have gut sensitivities, suspect you may have food sensitivities or intolerances the first step is...
What Are Probiotics?
Commonly known as living bacteria that inhabit our digestive system, “probiotic” literally means promotion of microorganism grown.
Probiotics and probiotic supplements can include bacteria, bacterial spores, or fungi (yeast).
One hundred trillion bacteria, yeast, fungus, and other microorganisms live in the human microbiome. This complex ecology affects a wide range of things, including digestion, immunity, emotional health, and much more. The gut microbiome is a community in which every bacteria performs vital functions that benefit the community as a whole. Certain microorganisms break down food and transfer the metabolites to different species. Some members assist the immune system of the host, aid in food metabolism, preserve the gut barrier, and keep the pH of the gut at a healthy level. When present in small quantities, even opportunistic species are vital!
The entire microbial community is impacted when species become out of balance or when there is a loss of biodiversity in the gut. This has a cascade effect that may show up in seemingly unconnected ways.
The entire microbial community is impacted when species become out of balance or when there is a loss of biodiversity in the gut. This has a cascading impact that can show up in parts of the body that don't seem to be connected.
Just like the gut there are trillions of bugs that make up the skin microbiome or flora, some, which are even found in the gut and vice versa.
Our skin microbiome has the ability to communicate with our immune system just as the gut does.