Bacteria Imbalances in the gut are linked to Microbial Alterations in the lungs
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“A leaky barrier somewhere (e.g., in the gut) means a leaky barrier elsewhere (the lungs),” a mentor once told me long ago.
But back in 2006, we didn’t have a respiratory virus circulating, so I cached the thought away…
In the COVID-19 era, scientists are reporting that dysbiosis (bacterial imbalances in the gut) are linked to severe outcomes. (Aktas 2020)
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Scientists say that dysbiosis in the gut are linked to imbalances in the lungs (respiratory microbiome) and increase the “leakiness” of the protective barriers of both tissues.
The implications of this gut-lung axis conversation have long-term implications from a food and environment perspective.
A few things we consider in the video above:
-Children raised in a highly sterile environment have higher levels of bacteria linked with obesity (Parks 2020)
-Food choices that may affect gut and possibly lung health
-Probiotics for those who have recently had antibiotics or take medicines that alter the microbiome
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