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Hello welcome to help -- -- -- many.
The spicy peppers tomatoes.
Onions get a bad rap.
For causing an upset stomach but food is in the only culprit turns out stress can be the cause me now.
With more on that as chief medical officer of body logic and be doctor Jennifer -- out.
Welcome thank you -- of stress.
Your -- strap around fullest we cadillacs out you know and I live on -- and envy whoever.
But well let's talk about GI tract related to -- nerve -- what's the connection.
You know they called.
-- GI tract the second brain.
Because -- make a lot of our brain chemicals in the GI tract believe it or not there's a lot of cells.
That make brain chemicals like serotonin that's -- happy -- chemical right.
We make a huge amount of it in the gut so far got isn't functioning properly.
It may increase -- straps.
Missed that lesson and it isn't dead you where -- you haven't got enough.
So how does the level of stress affect you your body I mean I know that -- forces for me.
You know intends to make me eat more.
We will have the air that I -- to be but so how how does that affect your view your body.
You know there's a really interesting -- so when rumors stressed out it's the fight or flight response right.
That causes cortisol a hormone cortisol to rise which causes adrenaline to happen in our bodies.
So if -- think about it from eating perspective of running from the Saber tooth tiger right because that's why we have this fight -- flight system.
What's gonna happen.
We all know from medical school -- you -- evacuate your bowels that's what we see so that kind of anxiety and stress will cause people to have loose bowels.
And then it can cause the alternative that can cause constipation.
And so we winds up with this irritable bowel syndrome which is how a lot of people get to that.
That's the connection from the stressed to the balance is a cortisone on the adrenaline.
And let me tell you that -- irritable bowel syndrome and it's so common today you know you look 25 years ago.
I certainly don't hear about it.
The ground and now it's it's so so for let's -- other other types of GI problems.
-- -- -- and and some of the inflammatory disease like -- numbers.
-- -- -- -- -- Yes -- -- us ulcers all of these can be increased by stress.
Another thing that this court -- as well one thing you alluded to before is -- but spat on her belly mutant but besides that.
It helps the -- -- BC when people have stressed.
That there bowels get more inflamed.
And it -- need to be just a microscopic inflammation but what it can lead to is what they call leaky gut.
And when we have leaky -- -- can only talk a whole host of other diseases including autoimmune diseases.
Because we're letting in molecules that we wouldn't normally when the -- gets -- and not cause of the immune system to go haywire.
So it brings -- to two questions.
Is there any -- group of people that are more prone to this.
Or anybody could get it.
Do you anybody can get it but.
It's very interesting they can ask that because there's a lot of work being done especially by Alessio Fasano at University of Maryland on gluten sensitivity.
We hear a lot of -- free foods nowadays but the reason for this is because.
We're finding in research that anywhere from 25 to 40% of us may -- gluten sensitive.
And that leads to this low grade inflammation in the gut.
We each can lead to autoimmune diseases that can lead to bowel distress all of the kinds of things we've been talking about so the people that carry that and their -- finding that it's genetic.
Right so the people that carry that sensitivity.
Can be more prone to it also people who -- lactose intolerant or sensitive to -- in other ways.
That doesn't even have to do with lactose necessarily.
You know if I'm sensitive.
If I have this issue let's have irritable bowels I -- sort of eliminate foods that make it worse right.
Yes but other other things that I can do to help my overall state of being that could lead to get off the you know education whenever -- need to do.
Absolutely eliminating the offending foods is one of the first steps so I would recommend to anybody suffering from these symptoms.
Even -- symptoms 'cause like we said the stress and then got in the -- all tied in together so get off gluten and dairy is one thing that I would recommend.
Getting off gluten by the way does not mean buying gluten free food and a package.
Because I want you to get away from packaged and processed foods and just because it says -- on the package it's Philip packaged -- right.
So I want you to get off the sensitive -- -- and -- also on Q2 replete with.
-- -- -- The healthy bacteria that we need in -- got to balance out the good bacteria in the bad spectre -- -- take weren't that good healthy bacteria like pro buyout -- Then also fiber fiber can be really important for balancing everything out.
So we want to you know.
Good lot of fiber a day I would say at least 25 grams a day for people were really sick with the stuff I'd like that than to even get up to fifty grams at that alone.
And the amino acid L glued to me.
Ellen who -- is like fuel for the Columbus sites which are the guts out the -- -- -- hopes feed the cells and it helps lower the levels of inflammation.
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