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The Brain and Microbiome

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim & Winter Ninivaggi


The role of the GI tract, the brain microbiome and the role of GcMAF. 

These three play a major role in bringing together the different microbiome populations and harmonizing the immune systems. 

Prof. Marco Ruggiero reecently did an interview on what he refers to as the "Third Brain". He says we have the brain in our head, the GI tract and the microbiome. 

He suggests that the GI tract and the brain simultaneously influence each other and with the introduction of this idea of a third brain, it gives way for the emergence of reconsideration of the role of the immune system in determining neurological and psychological activities. The human body contains significantly more microbial cells and genes than it does human cells and genes, therefore the human body can be viewed as a complex microbiome with information that is continuously exchanged between the many different entities that inhabit our bodies. 

You cannot have good health without a healthy gut microbiome as it is intertwined with not only the other microbiomes in the body, but the brain as well. He and his team created a superfood to help keeps your microbiomes healhty. GcMAF (Gc protein-derived macrophage activating factor) which is a vitamin D carrier is the key ingredient. Currently under development the "superfood" contains live microbial strains that can reconstitute the healthy human microbiome. 

The strains are known to activate the immune system, stimulate macro phages, fight cancer and help neurological and psychological processes. GcMAF the key component has show amazing results in pathologies such as AIDS and cancer. 


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