Often times, there is a turning point in history where everything shifts. There was a time when the earth was thought to be round. In another age people believed that the sun revolved around the earth.
Yet, there’s always a breaking point. Some scientist, explorer, philosopher or a combination of all of these discovers and proves that perceptions were wrong all along.
We find ourselves in a similar age. However, it doesn’t pertain to the cosmos or the earth. It comes down to the human physiology. In a recent study released on August the 8th of 2017 a leading team of researchers at the Mayo Clinic made yet another breakthrough in how the Microbiota, our gut flora, impacts our health. This time, it shone a light on MS.
The Basis of the Study
The core of the study is based on a simple but genius method. What they did in the study was take a mouse that exhibited the symptoms of MS. MS, by the way, is when a patient has the Myelin Sheath that encases pathways in the brain destroyed. The basic cause of the disease is major toxicity and inflammation in the body.
These mice were then injected with healthy microbes from human subjects. These microbes were of a certain variety called P. Histicola. There were several other bacteria injected in different test subjects to prove the efficacy of the healthy microbe, P. Histicola.
The researchers found that when the mice were injected with P. Histicola that 75% of the mice were healed of their MS. This is remarkable! With E. Coli and other bacterial injections the mice had a 0% success rate.
Leaky Gut and MS
One of the most profound discoveries of this study is that MS is not an Autoimmune disorder. What the scientists found is that inflammation is the culprit. They went as far as to blame many of our modern day disorders on inflammation.
The reason that many of us experience such intense inflammation is because of a, now, well known disorder called leaky gut. Leaky gut is when your gut wall has been permeated or leaks into your blood stream. When this happens food particulates that are meant to be eliminated as waste find their way into your body.
Incredibly enough, the injection of this healthy bacteria into mice with MS healed their Leaky Gut. The truth is that every mouse with MS had severe to moderate Leaky Gut or Gut Permeability.
The power in this finding is so profound! It means that if we can heal leaky gut we can heal MS. Meaning, if we can heal MS we can most likely find cures for most modern diseases.
Disease and Inflammation
Most modern diseases, believe it or not, are caused by inflammation in the body. That is why having a healthy digestive tract is vital for your health.
If you want to live a life of abundance and energy you cannot have inflammation in your body. Inflammation will slow you down. It will eventually manifest as arthritis, MS, heart disease or even cancer.
So, if you want to heal your body of any disease you need to bring down inflammation. According to this study one of the major ways to do that is to heal your gut.
The truth is that we all have the power to live a healthy and full life. It’s not one bacteria that needs to be focused on. This study places a great emphasis on one microbe.
The truth is that the gut flora is so diverse, so unkown, that we only partially understand all of the different bacteria present. We cannot even begin to scratch the surface with DNA testing!
The gut flora must be diverse. We must supplement with a broad spectrum of fermented vegetables, fermented drinks and probiotics. Ingesting these for a short amount of time and then stopping is not enough.
If this science is as legitimate as it seems, we must have a broad spectrum of gut flora present in our bodies! It is one of the most important things that you can do for your health.
Tell us, what disease are you dealing with that you wish you could heal? Do you think that taking probiotic supplements might help?
- Ashutosh Mangalam, Shailesh K. Shahi, David Luckey, Melissa Karau, Eric Marietta, Ningling Luo, Rok Seon Choung, Josephine Ju, Ramakrishna Sompallae, Katherine Gibson-Corley, Robin Patel, Moses Rodriguez, Chella David, Veena Taneja, Joseph Murray. Human Gut-Derived Commensal Bacteria Suppress CNS Inflammatory and Demyelinating Disease. Cell Reports, 2017; 20 (6): 1269 DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.07.031