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Some interesting Facts from Netflix's New Documentary, 'Hack Your Health: The Secrets to your Gut'

The gut is the center of a biomedical revolution. This whole field is disrupting modern medicine.

Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Parkinsons, and Cancer are ALL related to the gut microbiome

Our gut affects our whole body. The gut is the second brain. Our brains have never existed without signals coming from the gut.

70% of our immune system lives in our gut.

You get your first habitable microbes when you are born out of your mother's womb. We shape our gut microbiome based on our experiences. The relationships you have, the pets you have, exercise, stress, the food you eat. Because of this, everyone has different microbiomes. It is a collection of microbial memories.

Knowing the microbiome is the key to health is key because you can't change your genes. BUT you can change your microbes by simple edits to your diet and lifestyle.

The modern-day microbiome is pretty unhealthy and is pushing up to this prevalent rise in chronic conditions such as hypertension, food allergies, diabetes, obesity, etc. The way we think about disease needs to change.

Changes to our environment. Western diet. the way babies are born (c-section), baby formula, sanitation, and antibiotics, all lead to decreased microbiome diversity, Exactly what we see in today's industrialized microbiome.

Currently, in the states, 60% of the calories eaten are ultra-processed and ultrally refined. This strips it of its natural ingredients and adds in a ton of processed sugars and chemicals.

When you look at quote healthy labels, it is hard to depict what is even in it. Most healthy labels are full of sugars and processed chemical components. Because of this, it is very hard to navigate what you should be eating. The food and wellness world is incredibly confusing.

Current recommendations in the United States recommend 28-40g of fiber per day, HOWEVER on average we are only eating 15g at most in the average American diet. The field of microbiome science is realizing we need to be eating access to 50g of fiber per day. If you don't feed your microbes fiber, they start to eat you. If you stop eating dietary fiber, the microbes need to start eating something. If there is no fiber, it will start to eat away at your mucosal gut lining and spread to various parts of your body, causing inflammation all over. Which can lead to many diseases such as IBD or IBS.

If a gut microbiome is very diverse and has a different variety of bacteria, then it can adapt to what life throws at us. A bouquet of possibilities.

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Hi, my name is Lina4all. I'm here because I have multiple food allergies and some autoimmune disorders and I am looking for natural solutions. The medical community has nothing for me.

#MightyTogether #PTSD

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Allergy friendly tube feeding

I'm wondering if anyone has found a feeding tube product that is GRAIN free , SOY free, and DAIRY free ?

I am currently at Stanford and they have put in a NJ but then tried to give me a product with brown rice in it which I am allergic to . They have now properly documented my food allergies are now working to find a product that I can tolerate but are having no luck. What we are finding is everything that is dairy, soy and gluten free has brown rice or corn in it and I can't tolerate any grains.

I'm starting to loose hope that I'm ever going to get nutrition in me .I've been dehidrated and slowly starving for over a year and a half and I just want to give up. All of my medical team was very aware of my food allergies and did not do their research to find a product before advising me to get this tube placed so now, 3 days into my NJ with no nutrition and I feel like it is all up to me to figure out. So I'm reaching out to all my wonderful Mightys to ask for help in his task . Thank you all 💞

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#ChronicFatigueSyndrome Pituiitary and Adrenal Dysfunction, and Treatment #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis

Three underlying causes for CFS can be hypothalamus and/or pituitary and/or adrenal dysfunction. The hypothalamus talks to the pituitary gland which tells the adrenal glands to make cortisol, described here I haven’t tested my hypothalamus so I won’t cover it here. I do have pituitary and adrenal dysfunction.

Patients do blood and urine cortisol level tests to determine adrenal function. This article, The Role of Cortisol in Adrenal Dysfunction | Holtorf Medical Group describes what cortisol does. I also just read about saliva testing for this. I regularly have a blood test done that determines my cortisol levels.

The articles Adrenal Dysfunction - Holtorf Medical Group Adrenal Dysfunction and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Holtorf M... and discuss symptoms, testing, and treatment from two different medical facilities, Holtorf Medical Group in California and Georgia, and Moss Center for Integrative Medicine in California.

I’ll let you read those articles and jump into treatment. I think two things prevent the treatment of CFS/ME. The first is a lack of knowledge of and/or access to CFS/ME specialists, who I define as doctors who know the underlying causes of CFS/ME and treat them, or at least tell you where you need to go to get that treatment if they can’t provide all of it. The second is a lack of funds to see specialists, get testing done, and pay for treatment.

As a result, I’m going to start with treatment you can do at home without having to pay for testing or medicine or supplements, beginning with two things that can negatively impact your adrenal glands, diet and stress.

Here are some diets to keep in mind with adrenal dysfunction and CFS/ME. Seventy percent of CFS patients have Fibromyalgia, so you can choose this diet Fibromyalgia Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid - Holtorf Medical Group The Integrative Medicine article above specified another diet for fatigue. I don’t have Fibromyalgia, but do have another autoimmune condition and immune deficiency. I was told by my Holtorf Medical Group doctors to eat lean meats and vegetables, and avoid sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and gluten. I am allowed to eat small amounts of Stevia. These diets do have similarities. It’s important to know your food allergies as well and avoid those.

Reducing stress will also help alleviate adrenal issues. This article suggest some ways to do this, Why Do Stress and Adrenals Go Hand In Hand? - Holtorf Medical Group although pushing beyond your physical abilities is a definite no.

Just diet and stress reduction don’t necessarily solve all of your adrenal issues. Correct testing can tell you which hormones you may need to supplement. I would be remiss if I didn’t include this article on adrenal glands and Fibromyalgia as well, Adrenal Dysfunction and Fibromyalgia - Holtorf Medical Group which lists the hormones that can be affected.

And don’t forget that adrenal issues may point to hypothalamus and/or pituitary dysfunction. The pituitary gland controls hormones. An MRI of my pituitary gland showed that I have to go to an endocrinologist to narrow my diagnosis down to one of two possible problems, a mini tumor or Rathke cleft cyst. I do take supplements and compounded medication for hormone issues.

Best wishes to all of you with CFS/ME.


Fibromyalgia Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid - Holtorf Medical Group

Fibromyalgia is a condition that presents as an array of complex symptoms, caused by biological, psychological, and environmental factors.
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Has anyone with a disability lived in a prefabricated home or double wide trailer? Good? Bad?

Has anyone in America lived in a prefabricated home/double wide trailer/manufactured home? (I’m not sure if they have them in other countries, but if they do, please share your experience too!)
I need to buy a house. But I might only be able to afford one of these type of homes.
Have any of you Mighty disabled folks bought one? What was your experience like? Do you regret it? How is it specifically with regards to disability and illness? Also any insight with regards to mold? I have mold toxicity and am extra sensitive.

#c -PTSD
#rejection sensitivity dysphoria

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Hi, my name is Weluvmomma. I've been diagnosed with MCAS back in January, after a yr of labs and back n forth trips to my allergist office. however I suffer with chronic fatigue and chronic pain throughout the day. and a handful of antihistamines daily this is just insane. for 18 yrs I suffered from CHRONIC hives that were a head to toe. still waiting to hear from a GI specialist as I have more GI issues then I’d care to admit. most recently my doctor put me on cromolyn(before meals) but who can remember that before eating. food allergies are short, corn(this is in EVERYTHING even otc meds, I have to have my allerga compounded just cuz of corn byproducts), raspberries,kidney beans, hazelnut/ filbert, and oysters. the rest is a fork ton of environmental allergies. I live in the PNW we are the evergreen state for a reason and I’m allergic to most of the trees here . anyone else?

#MightyTogether #Depression #Anxiety #ADHD

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Hi, my name is Kimmy85. I'm here because I have discovered a hive like rash on my legs this week. Never seen before. Skin is usually blemish free. I don't have any food allergies that I know of .Just finished a course of antibiotics,maybe this is the cause . Can anyone shine any light.


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Types of dietary rules


A dietary restriction means the person has limitations to certain foods which they cannot or will not eat. There are many reasons for dietary constraints and they differ from person to person. Some of the more common ones include dietary restrictions based on a medical condition such as a food allergy, sensitivity or disease management. Other restrictions are based on religious practice while some are based on personal lifestyle choices.

Food allergies or sensitivities, religious practices, and ideological beliefs are some of the main reasons people rely on specific diets or follow dietary restrictions.

While some restrictions are meant to prevent life threatening events, others speak to your guest’s personal and moral beliefs. Either way, they’re equally important.

Dietary restrictions are certain foods or ingredients that a person can’t or won’t eat. In the U.S, 40% of the population follows nutritional rules of some kind. They can be adopted by choice or recommended for medical purposes.

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