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Using yoga to calm your gut

Mindfulness practices such as yoga have been shown to correct under activity of the parasympathetic nervous system and improve release of the relaxation neurotransmitter, gamma amino-butyric acid, also known as GABA. Yoga practice has been found to be effective in stress reduction and psychological distress in many different populations. In patients with IBS, yoga has been shown to improve GI symptoms, quality of life, and anxiety when compared to no treatment.

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How your diet affects the gut microbiome

What is the gut microbiome? Does what you eat alter it? While all of the answers can't be unpacked in a single post, we can begin to explore the world inside your gut piecemeal (food pun intended).

Imagine a 30 ft long tube filled with trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Sounds like a nightmare right? Well that is indeed our gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and the balance in composition of all those different organisms is what is commonly called the Gut Microbiome. It has important implications for your health

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