Immune System Tip # 2…
By now everybody has heard of gut health and how important it is to our overall health and immune system. This is because there is an important connection between your digestive system and your brain. What’s more, recent studies show that your brain affects your gut health and your gut affects your brain health.
The communication system between your gut and brain is called the gut-brain axis. Your gut and your brain are connected physically and biochemically. The Vagus Nerve is this connection. Vagus means wandering and so does this nerve, which emanates from your brain and wanders throughout your digestive system sending messages to and from your digestive system to the brain.
This nerve is controlled by the parasympathetic part of the nervous system, which is what we measure in our office with the Heart Rate Variability test. When you are in balance, your body has the best adaptability, which includes making hormones that help you feel more connected, at ease, less anxious, less depressed, and less sluggish. The most important task we have here at Platinum Chiropractic is improving your structure and balancing your nervous system through Neuro Structural Correction.
However, due to our lifestyles, increased environmental stress, toxicity, medications, poor food choices, and alcohol, our guts take the brunt. Which is why everyone should be focusing on cleansing their digestive system and healing it with pre and probiotic foods and appropriate supplements. We recommend everyone to enhance his or her gut-brain health with a high-quality supplement that can help you digest better, heal your gut, and be at your best.
Our immune system resilience (i.e., our ability to adapt and fight off bacteria and viruses) is dependent on our gut to be healthy. The biggest offenders to your gut health aside from antibiotics are alcohol, processed food, herbicides, and pesticides that are sprayed on our food, sugar, dairy, and grains. I know, all of the tasty stuff, right? To additionally support your gut system, make sure to eat lots of fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut, and take your Proflora and GI detox supplements to help you detox and maintain a robust digestive system.
Here at Platinum Chiropractic, we recommend Proflora 4R™ Restorative Probiotic Combination from Bio-Botanical Research. Proflora 4R is a combination of Quercetin, Marshmallow Root, and Aloe Vera extract to provide additional nutritional support for “leaky gut” and a healthy microbial balance. Plus, because it is a spore-forming probiotic, it is undamaged by antibiotic therapies and stomach acid, surviving to reach the intestines nearly 100% of the time as opposed to most probiotic pills, only reaching the intestine 5-10% of the time.