Eat Your Self Healthy in more ways that one!

⬇️Why should you eat yourself healthy this lockdown? ⬇️Ever wonder why social behaviour is so aggressive? ⬇️

Though the gut has extensive tolerance mechanisms that help prevent translocation of gut microbes within our intestines to the outside circulation, these control systems may be compromised and permit bacteria to damage our immune system that lead to behaviour change.

A weakening of our guts epithelium (lining of the wall) is the basis for many different pathologies and the associated behavioral comorbidities.

Chronic stress see’s our gut wall becoming more permeable, leading to increased endotoxin movement from inside our gut to outside. This creates chronic low-grade inflammation (long periods of time).

This chronic inflammation shares multiple characteristics in diseases such as type II diabetes, depression, and autoimmune diseases (De Punder and Pruimboom, 2015).

Chen et al (2017) concludes that high level of negative emotions during adolescence may have adverse effects on peripheral endothelial function and the regulation of the HPA-axis activity, while high level of self-concept might be protective.

It’s suggested that probiotics may correct associated changes and behaviour including neurodevelopmental disorders.

Understanding the interactions among these systems is vital for knowing how social behavioral changes occur and the resultant potential mechanisms mediating psychopathologies.

#DontPanicEatOrganic #bekind
#EatFresh #wellness
#EatQuality #health #buphysio


Chen, Y., Osika, W., Dangardt, F. and Friberg, P., 2017. Impact of psychological health on peripheral endothelial function and the HPA-axis activity in healthy adolescents. Atherosclerosis, 261, pp.131-137.

De Punder, K. and Pruimboom, L., 2015. Stress induces endotoxemia and low-grade inflammation by increasing barrier permeability. Frontiers in immunology, 6, p.223.

Sylvia, K.E. and Demas, G.E., 2018. A gut feeling: microbiome-brain-immune interactions modulate social and affective behaviors. Hormones and behavior, 99, pp.41-49.

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