All of us, indeed more and more, are paying special attention to our mental health. The problem is that many times we equate this problem directly with the head, when sometimes we can tackle it and solve it, from other parts of our body and in ways that might never have happened. over your head What if I told you that your diet can contribute to your mental health? Or could you even do it if you keep your digestive system on point?
This is what Dr. Says Maria Dolores de la Puerta, who started in the world of plastic surgery, but over the years wanted to specialize in everything related to the intestine. So he just wrote “Fetal intestine: how the microbiota improves the health of your mind and passion” and through the microphones of “Fin de Semana” this Saturday he stopped to talk to us about this subject and offers us some advice. It becomes the care of our body inside and outside.
What is the microbiota and how can we improve our mental health?
“Microbiota” we say is the set of microorganisms that live with us in our body, the doctor is sure, and there are “a few sterile areas” that are immune from these “bugs”. The eyes, for example, are from those places. “When we talk about the microbiota, we usually refer to the intestinal microbiota because of all these ecosystems, intestinal activity and diversity, as well as function,” he added.
Then he recalled that the microbiota “is health”. If this is disordered, “symptoms associated with this microbiota disorder can have a digestive impact.” But not only this, it can also cause “headaches, migraines, it can affect the skin, itching, dermatitis, the immune system, allergic symptoms …”, the doctor reviews. This happens, he explained, because just as we have neurons in the nervous system and brain, we also have them in the intestine. “Whosoever in all the marrow of the spine” is fit.
In fact, 90% of the serotonin in our body, the happiness hormone, is generated in the stomach. “Why, when you’re in love, you see butterflies in your stomach. Your microbiota has worked in the brain in such a way that that feeling generates substances that make you feel a certain way,” he added. The problem, many times, is that serotonin “goes down into molecules” that end up making serotonin, but for this it first needs “tryptophan”, which the body cannot synthesize by itself. For this reason, we must pay attention to what we eat, especially those rich in tryptophan, such as white meat, eggs, fatty fish, dairy products, seeds, sunflowers, bananas, avocados…
“The most important thing is balance, and we have to look for that in food, exercise, soil and stress control,” he says for sure.
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