Gut Bacteria and Viruses
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let’s talk about the relationship
between your gut bacteria and viruses now in your gut you have something
called the microbiome okay I don’t know if you knew this but that’s a
combination of not just friendly bacteria but you also have yeast in
there you have parasites you have even Candida and viruses yeah I know there is
something called VLP viral like particles and you have a lot of these in
and around your body now the VLPs are not infected they don’t
have any genetics inside the cell but they’re viral like particles that exist
throughout the body there’s not a lot of things known about them but they’re
doing research on them now I don’t want to alarm you or freak you out but
there’s something called the human gut virome which are clusters of viruses that
live in your body and there’s a lot of them I mean think about how many
bacteria you have you have like trillions well these viruses outnumber
your bacteria by ten to one and sometimes 20 to one now these viruses
coexist and many times they don’t create a problem unless you have some lowered
resistance or some medical problem where you become susceptible and then they
start to create problems but you do have a lot of viruses living in your body
already and this is why it is so important to keep your immune system
very very strong something they don’t talk about on the news and you do have
sitting in the background this army of immune cells not just white blood cells
but the microbiome the good bacteria are part of your immune system
and I’m going to talk about some of the things that they do related to keeping
your immune system strong if you’re lacking good bacteria maybe you took
antibiotics or something the bad bacteria can then thrive and also if
you’re eating foods that stimulate inflammation the inflammation alone will
create a shift from good bacteria two bad bacteria and you
lose the diversity of friendly bacteria but this good bacteria called the
microbiome helps maintain the integrity of the intestinal barrier so picture
this you have this large intestine and you have this mucous layer on both sides
okay and then right across this intestines you have this lymph layer
it’s like lymph tissue and you have a lot of white blood cells and immune
cells through here so you have this protective mucus layer and then you have
the good bacteria right here and let the pathogens and viruses live throughout
here as well so one of the key things is keeping these bacteria working to create
this wall to prevent the bad guys from going across the wall inside your body
so this is your immigration okay you have to get the stamp of approval you
have to have a good passport to have access inside so this is a protective
defense mechanism so you have good bacteria and your white blood cells
helping you in defending against the pathogens so the good bacteria help
maintain the integrity of the intestinal barrier they also keep the inflammation
in check so that’s important they also compete for space and food so they don’t
let the unfriendly bacteria have enough space to live or enough food because
there are so many of these good bacteria they just basically compete for space
and food that’s one of those strategies and they inhibit pathogens by these two
mechanisms as well as many other antimicrobial defenses they have the
ability to directly kill pathogens they also help enhance your immune system
when they eat fiber from vegetables for example they make short chain
fatty-acids and these alone can help reduce inflammation and support your
immune system also one of the names of these short chain fatty acids is called
butyrate and that is a really good anti-inflammatory
it helps blood sugars and actually feeds your colon cells so these microbes make
food for your cells now there’s also a crosstalk or a link between the microbes
in your gut and your respiratory tract if you think about these microbes and
they’re in the trillions they live not just inside but they live outside the
living your lung they help protect things so there’s definitely
communication going on through the entire body
there’s even communication going on from your microbes to the colon cells so
there’s a lot of coordination in the immune system and you don’t have a
strong integrity of your good bacteria you’re very susceptible to getting all
sorts of pathogens and infections also the bile salts which are recycled and
modified by your friendly bacteria are antibacterial and also the microbiome
has antiviral properties as well one thing you need to realize is a lot of
these pathogens love sugar especially Candida so that would be something very
easy to avoid to keep your immune system strong also you want to replenish the
friendly bacteria sometime and this is why I always recommend periodic
probiotics to keep the good bacteria at a high level also the prebiotic that’s
your fiber these microbes love fiber if you consume a good amount of vegetable
every day you can feed them the food that they thrive on and if you haven’t
seen my comprehensive digestive video it’s very very simple but it’s very
comprehensive I put it right here check it out
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There is a unique relationship between your gut bacteria and viruses. If you want to keep your immune system strong, you need to understand this connection.
0:05 What is the gut microbiome?
0:30 What is VLP?
0:50 Human gut virome
1:32 Gut bacteria and immune system health
1:59 What happens if you lack good bacteria
2:20 What your gut bacteria do
5:25 How to help keep your immune system strong
Today we’re going to talk about the relationship between your gut bacteria and viruses.
What is the gut microbiome?
Your gut microbiome is a combination of good bacteria and bad bacteria, such as:
There is something called VLP (viral-like particles). You have a lot of these in and around your body. VLPs don’t have any genetics inside of the cell, but they are viral-like particles that exist throughout the body.
The human gut virome is clusters of viruses that live in your body, and there are a lot of them. You have a lot of bacteria in your body, possibly trillions. These viruses outnumber your bacteria by 10:1 and, in some cases, 20:1. These viruses typically don’t cause any problems unless you have lowered resistance or a medical problem that makes you more susceptible. This is why it’s important to keep your immune system strong.
You also have an army of immune cells that include not just white blood cells, but also your good bacteria.
If you’re lacking good bacteria, the bad bacteria can thrive. Also, if you’re eating foods that create a lot of inflammation, the inflammation can create a shift from good bacteria to bad bacteria.
Your good bacteria:
• Maintain the integrity of the intestinal barrier
• Keep inflammation down
• Compete for space and food (they don’t let the bad bacteria have enough space or food to live)
• Directly kill pathogens
• Enhance immunity
• There is a link between the gut bacteria and the respiratory tract
• Recycle and modify bile salts, which are antibacterial
• Has anti-viral properties
How to help keep your immune system strong in relation to your gut bacteria:
• Pathogens love sugar—especially candida (avoid sugar)
• Replenish your good bacteria (take periodic probiotics)
• Consume prebiotics (vegetable fiber)
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