Gut health diet; our nutrition influences our gut microbiome. Diet influences the function of the gut #microbiota in the long term.
It’s not clear yet how rapidly our microbiota is affected by short-term dietary change.
Gut health is well aligned with our environment and our food choices. Gut health is well aligned with our environment and our food choices.
As it remains unclear how rapidly and reproducibly the human gut microbiome responds to short-term macronutrient change we personalise functional nutrition. big shift in what we’re feeding our bodies i.e. consumption of diets composed entirely of animal or plant products – alters microbial community structure and overwhelms inter-individual differences in microbial gene expression.
DNA contains instructions for building all the parts of the body. The DNA in our bodies is wrapped around proteins called histones. Both the DNA and histones are covered with chemical tags. This second layer structure is called the Epigenome.
The epigenome shapes the physical structure of the genome. It tightly wraps inactive genes making them unreadable. It relaxes active genes making them easily accessible.
Different sets of genes are active in differential types. The DNA code remains fixed for life but the epigenome is flexible. Epigenetic tags react to signals from the outside world such as diet and stress. The epigenome adjusts specific genes in our genomic landscape that responds to our rapidly changing environment
Beneficial Metabolic Effects of the Enteric Microbiota
5 Ways Diet Affects Our Gut Microbiome
1. Biotransformation of bile salts. Bile Acids as Metabolic Regulators.
2. Production of micronutrients (e.g., vitamin K, biotin and folate).
3. Participation in the fermentation of otherwise indigestible polysaccharides by colonic bacteria
to short chain fatty acids.
4. Aiding in the metabolism and/or activation of medications (e.g., sulfasalazine, digoxin). This can support healthy weight loss.
5. Prevention of luminal colonisation by pathogenic microorganisms. This can assist with improving low immunity symptoms.