Meditation, Microbiome & Gut Health
What is Human Microbiome?
Human microbiome is an aggregate of microorganisms that symbiotically co exist in harmony with their hosts. Microbiome resides on the surface and in deep layers of the skin, (found in crevices, linings, skin fold etc.) oral mucosa, nasal mucosa, salivary glands in the conjunctiva, and in the gastrointestinal tracts. These include fungi, bacteria, Micro-animals, and archaea. The human microbiome refer to as their genomes.
Human beings are found to have more bacterial cells than human cells. Microbiome out numbered human cells 10 to 1. The human body carries about 100 trillion in it’s intestines, where metabolic activities are performed by these bacteria resemble those of an organ.
Most of these microbiome are found to assist in maintaining processes necessary for a healthy functioning of human body, such as breakdown of sugars, vitamins synthesis, anti inflammatory response etc.
How Meditation benefits your Microbiome & Gut Health?
Meditation, Microbiome & Gut Health are interconnected through the Mind body system. What affects the mind affect the body and vice versa. Meditation has been known to relax the nervous system allowing the body to rest, digest food, recuperate and restore balance, peace, homeostasis and harmony to through the inner and outer workings of the mind. Practice of Meditation 15-20 minutes twice a day can have therapeutic effects by easing stress signal & symptoms, restoring homeostasis to physiological function as in anti-inflammatory process.
Their is complex interconnectedness of the brain, gut, immune and endocrine system (hormonal system) and other organ systems to which your body transmit and receive information affecting mind body biological functions. Meditation, calms the mind, allow for natural healing to occur and restore clear communication between the body & mind, thereby restoring balance in microbiome ecosystem.
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