The truth is, I’m a sucker for guts full of healthy microbes.
After all, when our microbiomes are well-balanced, the benefits ripple through our entire body. From banishing digestive woes to enhancing our immune resilience, a balanced gut holds the key.
That’s precisely why I embarked on the journey of crafting my MODERNIZED program – a holistic approach dedicated to healing and rejuvenating your precious gut. My inspiration stems from the deep desire to help you reclaim not just your health but also the flourishing world of your gut flora.
So, let’s explore the fascinating world of gut microbes, with a spotlight on the shining star of the gut flora – Akkermansia Muciniphila.
What is Akkermansia Muciniphila?
Microorganisms thrive primarily in our gut, which is home to trillions of them. These friendly bacteria are essential in regulating bodily functions and safeguarding us against diseases.
They govern critical processes such as digestion, nutrient absorption, energy production, and even the synthesis of essential vitamins. Moreover, they play a crucial role in orchestrating the smooth operation of our immune system.
Akkermansia Muciniphila, or A. muciniphila, is part of the vast gut microbial community that plays a vital role in effective gut function. This microbe holds the key to optimal gut function, playing pivotal roles in metabolism, immune fortification, and overall human health.
Additionally, this gut microbiome is closely related to our nervous system. Through neural, immune, and endocrine pathways, this gut microbe helps to control our mood, behavior, and cognitive function.
Why Akkermansia Muciniphila Deserves Our Attention
It might surprise you to discover that A. muciniphila is naturally present in breast milk and can be found in various digestive organs, including the mouth, pancreas, gall bladder, small intestine, appendix, and colon.
The reason A. muciniphila is currently being studied is because of its potential role in weight loss, lowering cholesterol levels, and possibly its ability to delay aging.
A. muciniphila plays a crucial role in maintaining normal physiological functions of the body. It also is involved in the occurrence and development of endocrine system diseases, nervous system diseases, digestive system diseases, musculoskeletal system diseases, respiratory system diseases, and other diseases.
When this gut microbiome is reduced, endotoxins can leak through potentially accumulating in the bloodstream, abnormal inflammation may occur, and metabolic disorders might develop.
One such example is neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and multiple sclerosis (MS). When there was a significant change in the composition of A. muciniphila in the gut, it contributed to the development of these neurodegenerative diseases. (pic above)
In a fascinating study involving depressed mice, the absence of A. muciniphila correlated with depressive symptoms. However, when administered with A. muciniphila, their behavior improved significantly, fostering gut barrier restoration and diminishing depression symptoms.
In digestive system diseases such as IBS, and drug-induced liver injury, A. muciniphila was shown to significantly improve the pain intensity of IBS, significantly improve Acetaminophen (APAP)-induced liver injury, and liver enzymes.
Human studies have shown with A. muciniphilia supplementation significantly increased insulin sensitivity. A. muciniphilia is the body’s natural GLP-1 secretor! Skip the expensive Semaglutide injections and get your gut healthy with A. muciniphilia for lifelong support.
Finally, in a study on aging, supplementation with this remarkable microbe led to a reduction in age-related complications and an extension of lifespan. Notably, it played a pivotal role in reinforcing the mucosal layer’s barrier and expediting wound healing.
The potential for inhibiting or even reversing disease progression by boosting A. muciniphila in the gut is nothing short of revolutionary.
In a groundbreaking milestone, the first human trial of A. muciniphila probiotic supplements in 2019 affirmed their safety. This opens the door to the exciting prospect of A. muciniphila evolving into a new generation of probiotics, revolutionizing the landscape of diagnosis, treatment, and research in human diseases.
The Path to True Healing
It’s important to recognize that genuine healing is a journey that unfolds over time. It demands commitment and dedication to your well-being.
That’s precisely why I’ve crafted a comprehensive 6-month program, tailored to guide you on this transformative path. There are no shortcuts to lasting health, but with a program that offers accountability and actionable treatment plans, you’ll find the motivation and support needed to achieve remarkable results.
The good news is that I am here to support you every step of the way.
Are you ready to get started on healing your gut health?
Schedule a COMPLIMENTARY consultation today!
Until next time,
Dr. Kerri Howerton
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