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The mucosal immune system consists of nearly 2 kg of good bacteria and the cells of lymphoid follicles that are part of the great immune system. These bacteria, along with the healthy intestinal tissue form kind of a shield against extraneous pathogens making it difficult for them to multiply and spread in the body. The good bacteria also support the production of inflammatory substances (e.g., cytokines IL-1, IL-6, TNF-α), and thus encourage the immune system to fight pathogens. Unfortunately stress, poor diet, medication, etc. may lead to dysbiosis, a condition that upsets the balance of microflora. In addition, dysbiosis is often accompanied by deterioration of the intestines mucous membrane which can lead to the so-called leaky gut.
BRAIN – GUT AXIS
You must have heard that the intestines are our second brain? There are a number of reasons for that and let’s have a look at some of them. Virtually all of the B vitamins (which are essential for the proper functioning of our nervous system) are synthesized by the gut bacteria. 95% of serotonin, a very important neurotransmitter, is being produced in a gut from an amino acid called tryptophan (supplied with food). On the other hand, our intestines are innervated by the vagus nerve (X cranial nerve), which is part of the parasympathetic autonomic nervous system (responsible for relaxation). What it means to us is that if our intestines are in a bad condition, then our mind is not in the best shape either since the production of substances which are crucial to the proper functioning of the brain and nerve conduction from and to the gut is disturbed. As a result, we suffer from abdominal pain, constipation, bloating, allergies, skin diseases, fungal infections, autoimmune diseases, obesity, mental deterioration, and depression.
In my practice, I offer a comprehensive diagnosis of intestinal microflora. Based on the results I choose the best preparations to restore the bacterial flora and to heal the leaky gut. I also focus on cleansing the body from parasites by utilising herbal medicine. Depending on individual symptoms and needs, the duration of the whole therapy and restoring the intestinal flora can take from one to six months.