The Pursue of Manipulate The Gut Microbiota
The increasingly serious chronic health issues, ranging from obesity and diabetes to bowel disease and RA, are being demonstrated to be linked with perturbations in gut flora. Hence, it is feasible to treat these complex diseases through adjusting the gut microbiome. Modern medicine is struggling to seek methods of treating these multi-component diseases. The ancient medical philosophies and practices of Asia – particularly those of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) – can offer an alternative approach. TCM’s reliance on complex mixtures of compounds and its philosophy – complete system needs to be balanced – of treating the human body, match up well with the synergistic properties of the gut microbiome (Crow, 2011). In addition, most herbal medicines are orally administered, which will result in the unavoidable exposure of these medicines to the microorganisms in the gut. During this process, some of them are selectively metabolized into active or absorbable components by enzymes derived from intestinal microbiota. Then the therapeutic effects can be achieved.The Chinese microbiologist Zhao (2012) adopted a regimen involving Chinese yam and bitter melon – fermented prebiotic foods – that are believed to change the growth of bacteria in the digestive system.
When he adopted the regimen by combing these prebiotics with diet composed of whole grains, he lost 20 kg in 2 years. Furthermore, his blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol level came down as well. The content of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, a bacterium with anti-inflammatory properties, increased from an undetectable level to 14.5 percentage. of his total gut bacteria.
The animal experiments showed that when rats were given a high fat diet (HFD) together with berberine, the major pharmacological component of the Chinese herb Coptis chinensis or Huanglian, they did not develop obesity or insulin resistance. What is more, the populations of known pathogens decreased while those of known beneficial bacteria increased in the gut. Other studies in mice also showed that the change from a low fat, plant polysaccharide diet to a western diet high in sugar, and fat would rapidly and profoundly reconfigure the composition of microbes in the gut. The gut microbiota in response to HFD feeding may allow the host to harvest more energy from food (Ley et al., 2005; Ley et al., 2006; Sanderson et al., 2006).
Diagnosed Crohns-Colitis about
8 years ago - Past Meds: Antibiotics, Prednisone, Methotrexate, Remicade - Current Meds: No meds at the moment -Trying Amino Acid Balancing Therapy Actually achieved full clinical remission for about
2 years using Remicade, Diet (SCD) and Exercise
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