Nourishme Organics promotes fermented foods and gut health
Nourishme Organics in an exclusive interview with Eleven Media confirmed their commitment to promoting fermented foods and gut health through their informative blog posts on these issues and the range of products they offer through their website for better gut health.
Nourishme Organics recently published a blog post about gut health and how ‘gut reactions’ are very real and may be linked to a vital link between the gastronomic tract and the brain. Read more about it here: https://www.nourishmeorganics.com.au/blogs/nmo-gut-health-journal/gut-health-and-mental-health
Kriben Govender, Founder of Nourishme Organics, said: “The intestine is made up of trillions of bacteria that support the proper functioning and balance of the gastrointestinal tract. A healthy gut also influences our mental health and well-being. If you’ve ever felt butterflies in your tummy or felt oddly sick to your stomach after experiencing something traumatic or confrontational, then you’ve already felt the connection between your gut and your brain, known as name of gut-brain axis.
Think of the gut as an orchestra working together to ensure that all the food you eat is processed effectively and efficiently. The intestine facilitates this process by breaking down food and turning it into nutrients which are then passed through the bloodstream. It is well documented that a healthy gut also keeps the immune system intact and helps the body fight off unwanted diseases, viruses, and bacteria.
The connection between the gut and the brain is established via several hormones, neurotransmitters and via the immune system. The gut microbiome is also linked to the body’s central nervous system.
An unhealthy gut has been linked to several mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. But this is not just a one-sided cause and effect situation. Feeling anxious or depressed can also negatively affect the gut, while an unhealthy gut can also impact mood, general mental health.
It’s no surprise that gut health and mental health play an important role in the overall functioning of our bodies. From thoughts to basic bodily functions, one always affects the other.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is thought to affect 1 in 5 Australians at some point in their life. Symptoms can range from constipation to irregular or alternating diarrhea, stomach pain and naturally accompanied by increased stress and even anxiety.
Although the exact causes of IBS remain unknown, research increasingly finds links between IBS and mental vulnerability, anxiety, and depression. This study found that IBS and its symptoms were significantly associated with common mental disorders.
The gut is very responsive to changes in diet, stress, and other external factors, such as antibiotics. These changes or fluctuations lead to what’s called a dysbiotic state – where the microbiome is unable to function normally and can lead to leaky gut syndrome. Just as mood can be influenced by symptoms of an unhealthy gut, stress can also be a factor that leads to leaky gut syndrome or even IBS.
“Probiotics are an important part of any gut health toolkit. By including foods rich in probiotics in your diet, you can repopulate your microbiota with all the good (good) bacteria that are lacking. Certain probiotic foods to help stimulate the good bacteria in your gut microbiome: High quality yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, kefir and kvass, ”said Kriben Govender.
Name: Kriben Govender
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Organization: Nourishme Organics
Address: 11/136 Keys Road Cheltenham, Melbourne, VIC 3192, Australia
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