At ProActive Health, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy spine and nervous system for overall well-being. But did you know that the health of your microbiome, the community of microorganisms living in your body, also plays a crucial role in your overall health and functioning?
Your microbiome is made up of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that live on your skin, in your mouth, and throughout your digestive system. It is estimated that the human body is made up of approximately 10 times more microbial cells than human cells, and these microorganisms play a vital role in many bodily processes.
One way that the microbiome affects your health is through the production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which are produced when the beneficial bacteria in your gut ferment fiber. SCFAs have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and to improve insulin sensitivity, which can help to prevent conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The microbiome also plays a role in your immune system function. The beneficial bacteria in your gut can help to stimulate the production of antibodies and T cells, which help to protect against infection and disease. In addition, the microbiome can help to regulate the inflammatory response in your body, which is important for maintaining overall health and preventing chronic diseases.
There are several ways that you can support the health of your microbiome. One of the most effective ways is by eating a varied diet that is high in fiber, as this helps to nourish the beneficial bacteria in your gut. Fermented foods, such as yogurt, kimchi, and sauerkraut, can also be helpful as they contain live cultures of beneficial bacteria. In addition, avoiding unnecessary antibiotics, which can kill off beneficial bacteria along with harmful ones, is important for maintaining the balance of your microbiome.
Interested in learning more? As chiropractors, and as well as Dr. Doug being a certified Functional Medicine practitioner, we can also play a role in supporting your microbiome health by recommending a healthy diet and lifestyle, and by addressing any spinal misalignments that may be impacting the health of the nervous system and the gut. By considering the health of the microbiome as part of a holistic approach to healthcare, you can achieve optimal health and well-being.
We offer a unique Total Gut Restoration program that is easy to follow… it’s only 3 steps.
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Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson or Dr. Michael Hummer at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area! They will help guide you in developing a plan to tackle a routine exercise plan, consuming the right foods, and targeting your goals with chiropractic care.
Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back in 1993 thus he first sought the care of a Chiropractor. After this experience, he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice for 25+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine, science-based nutrition, and now certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!
Dr. Michael Hummer is native to northern Indiana. He grew up very active and found great enjoyment playing football, rugby, and wrestling. Dr. Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Ashland University where as a student-athlete he was a member of the varsity wrestling team. After graduation, he went on to become a personal trainer, and through his passion for both fitness and nutrition, he helped people to achieve their own goals and acquire greater health and wellness. At the same time, he also enjoyed working with and inspiring the local youth throughout his community through his dedication as a volunteer wrestling coach. Now Dr. Mike is excited to apply his education from Logan University and versatile skill set in aiding the community as they strive for greater health and happiness. Dr. Mike is also certified in Shockwave Therapy.. Schedule a visit with Dr. Mike at ProActive Health today!