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GETTING INVISIBLE FRIENDS CAN HELP RELIEVE STRESS AND DEPRESSION!

If you live in the Downtown Miami, Brickell area or Sunrise, Plantation and are experiencing stress and anxiety, your Chiropractor, Dr. Lisa Owen can help.

ARE GERMS YOUR FRIEND?

The microbiome is called the second brain.  There are more nerves in the GI tract than in the spinal cord. In every human there are 22,000 human genes and over 3 million bacterial genes.  They outnumber us 150 to 1 in our own bodies.   No two people have the same bacterial makeup.  They are as unique as we are.

THERE ARE TRILLIONS OF BACTERIA LIVING IN YOUR GUT, YOU NEED THEM ALL IN ORDER TO BE HEALTHY AND HAPPY.  

Microbes have been found to have a profound effect on our behavior.  Years of research show that the gut microbiota is important in producing nutrients, regulating metabolism, mood and improving immunity.   Gut health is also an important influence on behavior.  There are far more nerve cells in the gut than there are in the brain.  90 percent of some of our most influential neurotransmitters are made in the gut.

The brain has a direct link to the gut through the vagus nerve.  Stress has a profound effect on the gut. It affects the physiology, how the epithelial cells function as well as immunity and motility (bowel movements).  Decreasing the healthy flora of the gut can result in diseases such as Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease, Celiac Disease, Irritable bowel Syndrome, Osteoporosis and Diabetes.  Basically, bad attitude makes a lot of your good bacterial friends not want to be around you quite so much, just like real friends.

Dysbiosis is any mix of gut bacteria that is detrimental to good health.  Dysbiosis of the gut microbiota has been implicated in the development and exacerbation of mental disorders, such as major depressive disorder (MDD).   The production of serotonin, the feel-good neurotransmitter, seems to decrease in the presence of SSRIs (antidepressant drugs).  Like many drugs, they treat a symptom while making the body chemistry worse. 

In 1910 Dr. George Porter Philips reported that live bacteria supplements improved symptoms of depression in adults with melancholia. 

One study in 2011 transplanted stool from outgoing mice into timid mice.  In a short time, the timid mice became outgoing.  Thankfully, you don’t need to get a stool transplant from a mouse to start feeling good again.   

In our offices, we strongly recommend using one of our select probiotics.  I recommend these because there are so many probiotics to choose from that are very expensive and get minimal results.  If ours aren’t the best probiotics you have ever taken, let me know so that I can switch.  Some professional brands have created specific formulas to support happiness and great health.  It’s all in there in our Probio Defense.   Probio Defense contains specific strains of bacteria (lactobacillus helveticus and Bifodbacterium longum) found to be the most studied to improve anxiety, stress, and depression.  

Next time you are feeling stress and anxiety, maybe you should get yourself some invisible friendsYour bacterial friends may be of more help than your regular friends.  We need the good company of probiotics more than ever as there is a constant supply of antibiotics in our food supply (used to fatten animals).  So much so that people living near animal farms have been found to have increased diabetes, anxiety and obesity.

Remember, your brain and spinal cord connect with your gut and runs everything

If your nervous system is not functioning properly, whatever you take in the form of supplements is just a waste of money.  

Adjustments along with Neuro Emotional Technique therapies will help you regain your health and happiness, allowing you to live your best life.

Clearly, before considering expensive drugs for depression, anxiety and stress, testing for the underlying cause with the help of your Downtown Miami/Sunrise Chiropractor and functional medicine specialist can save you years of bad health and unhappiness.

Call Dr. Lisa Owen at (9543)774-8848 in Sunrise and (786)391-3853 in Downtown Miami

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