Psychodysbiosis: The Mind Influences The Microbiota

The human body is colonized by a vast number of microbes, collectively referred to as the human microbiota. The link between these microbes and our health is the focus of a growing number of research initiatives, and new insights are emerging rapidly.

Based on researches and studies conducted by the Healthy Help Corporation Company, an organization that focuses on health care and innovations related to health, emotions affect the microbiota of the body and vice versa. Headed by Mr. Jose Antonio Sanchez, the study most importantly focuses on how gut bacteria affects our emotions and how our emotions affect our digestive process. The study leads to the definition of this process with the word, “Psychodysbiosis” to explain the reverse process. It is a new nomenclature that helps to better define this process.

According to Mr. Jose Antonio Sanchez, “A very basic example is the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a pathology which intensifies because of emotional instability as well as dietary habits, thus we can observe that the cause may be in the microbiota or the emotions.”

Another example is the spastic constipation commonly associated with emotional problems and clearly motivate intestinal alterations, an intestinal dysbiosis, nomenclature not included in the ICD: International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems; however since 2014 in the US National Library of Medicine, new descriptors have appeared. Then, if a dysbiosis can be emotional, we will have to start using the term “Psychodysbiosis”.

The digestive system has its own nervous system called the enteric nervous system. It has over 100 million nerve endings and in many ways, it can control digestion independently without your conscious awareness. The enteric nervous system has been nicknamed  our “second brain”. This gut-brain is intimately connected to our “big brain” via a network of nerve pathways and the two nervous  systems share many of the same neurotransmitters to facilitate communication. This bidirectional pathway is referred to as the brain-gut axis and involves moment-to-moment communication to control digestion. This pathway explains why your stomach may start growling at the sight of a juicy steak, before the food even hits your stomach.

The past few years have seen a remarkable demonstration of the role of microbiota in humans, but what is now needed is a sound understanding of the molecules and mechanisms driving this role and then to capitalize on this knowledge to improve health and decrease diseases. Overall, future microbiome research regarding the molecules and mechanisms mediating interactions between members of microbial communities and their hosts should lead to discovery of exciting new biology and transformative therapeutics.

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