Using Your Microbiome Health for Disease Prevention and Reversal

Microbiome Health for Disease Prevention

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract hosts trillions of microorganisms collectively referred to as the intestinal microbiome. These microbes not only facilitate digestion but also play a pivotal role in modulating our immune system and synthesizing essential nutrients and neurotransmitters. While conventional medicine often concentrates on alleviating symptoms, integrative medicine adopts a more comprehensive approach, acknowledging the pivotal role of gut health in both preventing and treating ailments. Embracing this paradigm shift towards integrative medicine empowers us to leverage the potential of our intestinal microbiome for optimal health and vitality.

Research indicates that disruptions in the gut-brain axis can precipitate chronic inflammation throughout the body. This systemic inflammation has been linked to various neurological and psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and multiple sclerosis (1). Moreover, imbalances in gut microbiota have been associated with metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular ailments (2), and autoimmune conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, and systemic lupus erythematosus (3).

Alarmingly, the American Cancer Society predicts that in 2024, new cancer cases in the US will surpass the 2-million mark (4). A recent study published by the American Cancer Society on January 17, 2024, revealed concerning trends, particularly noting an increase in cancer incidence among individuals under 50, notably in colorectal, pancreatic, appendiceal, gastric, and uterine cancers. Notably, colorectal cancer has ascended from the fourth leading cause of cancer mortality to the foremost cause in men and the second in women (5). This underscores the urgency of exploring preventive strategies. Recent research suggests that modulation of the gut microbiome could hold promise in colorectal cancer prevention and therapy (6).

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2.Iatcu CO, Steen A, Covasa M. Gut Microbiota and Complications of Type-2 Diabetes. Nutrients. 2021 Dec 30;14(1):166. doi: 10.3390/nu14010166. PMID: 35011044; PMCID: PMC8747253.

3.Miyauchi E, Shimokawa C, Steimle A, Desai MS, Ohno H. The impact of the gut microbiome on extra-intestinal autoimmune diseases. Nat Rev Immunol. 2023 Jan;23(1):9-23. doi: 10.1038/s41577-022-00727-y. Epub 2022 May 9. PMID: 35534624.

4.First Year the US Expects More than 2M New Cases of Cancer, 1/2024. https://www.cancer.org/research/acs-research-news/facts-and-figures-2024.html

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6.Liu Y, Lau HC, Cheng WY, Yu J. Gut Microbiome in Colorectal Cancer: Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment. Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2023 Feb;21(1):84-96. doi: 10.1016/j.gpb.2022.07.002. Epub 2022 Jul 30. PMID: 35914737; PMCID: PMC10372906.

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