There is a fascinating scientific study I think you’ll enjoy.
WAY MORE interesting than Kate and Will’s new royal baby, the Kardashians(when are they going to be over with), President Morsi’s troubles, and all of the other news that’s out there.
The news makes you dumber, this will make you smarter, for sure!
You don’t need to be treating your UC with diet, you don’t need to be medication free, and you sure don’t need to be in remission for this to be interesting (in my opinion which I’m sure as hell hoping you’ll agree with too)
A group of doctors and scientists have put together a fantastic resource that explains some of the most important things about the insides of our colons.
If you’ve read some of my previous stories over the past several years, you’re probably sick of me going on and on about gut bacteria, doodie hole bacteria, the microbiome, mirobiota, crap colony, or whatever fancy word means the same thing to you.
But I’m guessing that you may still have some questions about gut bacteria that you would like answered. So here goes:
5 of the world’s leading researchers put together a study titled:
“Diversity, Stability and Resilience
of the Human Gut Microbiota”
YOU CAN READ IT ALL
JUST A FEW of the Topics Covered:
- Antibiotic use and the effects on our gut bacteria
- Breastfeeding and gut bacteria
- the incidence of IBD and allergy is greater in industrialized Western societies than in traditional agrarian cultures
- Resilience to dietary changes
- Individuals with a ‘degraded’ microbiota from long-term consumption of a high-fat/high-sugar Western diet may need long-term dietary changes to restore their microbiota to a healthy state.
- fecal microbial community diversity, composition and function have also been correlated with IBD (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
- Resilience to antibiotic administration
Here’s a great direct quote:
“The landscape of stable states of the microbiota and its implications for resilience is an important research direction. Current evidence suggests that small perturbations, such as short-term dietary changes, may allow a return to the same state, but larger perturbations, such as antibiotic administration, may cause movement to a different state. The long-term implications for such changes for health are not yet well understood. Furthermore, perturbation of the landscape of stable equilibrium states of the gut microbiota through long-term changes, such as inflammation, diet, or repeated antibiotic administration, might make new states reachable even with smaller perturbations. Factors such as host genetics, the process of development, diet, and long-term drug administration might all contribute to differences in the landscape among individuals. Consequently, both the general landscape and the current community state may be important for determining individual responses to a given intervention.”
There are more diagrams and pictures within the study like the one above.
Enjoy the reading, there’s lots of great info to get through.
here’s the link one more time: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3577372/
If you read the study carefully, there’s a direct reference made to the exact study from the Stanford Scientist I interviewed and recorded in the original Gut Bacteria Videos.
If you’re on the newsletter you already know all about this, but pretty cool eitherr way.
So I like UC’ers. That’s been going on since 2009 I’d say.
I started site and the eNewsletter(you can join that below) shortly after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in October of 2008 with severe pancolitis (when my whole colon was inflamed).
For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms. Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful. But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history.
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