The mind and body are connected. All systems of the body are controlled by the brain and nervous system. And guess what? The gut is connected to the brain via the gut-brain axis.
It’s a 2-Way Street, Folks!
The gut-brain axis is a bidirectional (2-way) neural pathway that allows dialog back and forth between the gut and the brain. Being that the brain governs so much of the body, you could say that the gut controls almost EVERYTHING. By fine-tuning your diet to enhance your gut microbiota (bacteria), you can improve or eliminate your specific conditions like allergic reactions or skin conditions.
Put Your Mind in the Game
You can also boost your mental health by revitalizing your digestive system. Now that we know almost all of the serotonin in the body is produced in the gut, your digestive system is considered the manufacturing plant of this “happy brain chemical” and others like it.
A Day in the Life of Your Immune System
The immune system is a major player in your holistic health because it wards off infection and external invaders. A healthy immune system fights off viruses, bacteria, and other threatening substances. Sometimes, the immune system goes haywire and cannot detect the difference between harmful outside material and a normal element of the body. So, perfectly healthy, thriving body tissue is either broken down or attacked in an attempt to “protect” the body. This is called autoimmune disease. Autoimmune illness is a chronic disorder, meaning that it doesn’t go away quickly.
The Allergy/Immune Link
Both allergies and autoimmune disease operate on the same premise: normal, everyday things like pollen are misconstrued as big, scary monsters by your immune system. They both have your immune system in common, which is why it’s a good idea to check out your allergy and skin risks. Digbi Prime offers optional add-on gene reports to check almost anything under the sun (like IBS, GERD, sleep disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular, COVID-19 , and much more). At Digbi, we get to the core of this issue and empower you with the knowledge to fight back, based on your particular genes and gut biome. (Don’t let a lil’ dander get you down!)
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How Your Immune System Health Affects Your Life
The immune system works hard to defend you from skin infections and body tissue damage. Allergies often present with skin symptoms and allergies have been linked to autoimmune disease. At least 10.8% of adults have food allergies, according to a 2019 joint study partially funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
But How Do You Feel?
How you feel physically affects your mental health and your mental health can affect how your body feels. That’s called a feedback loop. You can either feed into this loop positively or negatively. For example, if you have dry, itchy skin due to an autoimmune disease that you feel embarrassed about, the negative thoughts perpetuate a cycle of symptoms. You feel bad and that stresses you out, and the stress suppresses your immune system. Research shows that skin issues like psoriasis and eczema can have a negative psychological effect. Some people even restrict their social activities because of their condition. This feeds into their negative self-image and further degrades their mental health through isolation. Does this sound like your experience? Maybe Digbi Prime would help you – it gives you access to one genetic risk report every quarter (health concerns like skin, allergy, additional gut risk, and much more). There are many types of allergies and it’s best to get all the information you can about your risk. Digbi Prime covers a diverse variety in our Gene Allergy Report. The Gene Skin Report precisely analyzes your genetic markers to discover your risk for chronic skin conditions like:
- Dry Skin (xerosis)
- Sun Spots (lentigines)
- Stretch Marks (striae distensae)
- Collagen Degradation (the elasticity of your skin)
- And much more.
It includes some conditions you’ve probably never heard of like atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, glycation, and even your need for antioxidants and 9 crucial vitamins like B2.
A plethora of studies demonstrate that patients who carry the burden of visible skin ailments have poorer quality of life and lower psychosocial functioning scores compared to patients who do not. But that doesn’t mean that you have to suffer!
How Digbi Helps
Treatment has been proven in multiple studies to correct patients’ symptoms while changing their appearance and creating a superior quality of life. Consistent with these studies, 33% of Digbi members with psoriasis reduced their symptoms after losing 5% of their body weight. A whopping 88% in the same group reduced their signs of eczema. As you can see, the body’s systems are interlinked, so we have to take care of each and every inch. Get started today, with Digbi Prime, for a comprehensive therapeutic care plan with your genes in mind.