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Gut Health: This Test Could Save Your Life

By Ryan Munsey

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Christine Rosche is a gut health expert with 25 years experience and she is helping me optimize my gut microbiome thorough a revolutionary Gut Test.

We document my experience and show you the details of the test on this week's OPP with Christine.

Measuring, and Tracking Gut Health with Stool Tests

The Cleveland Clinic called microbiome management the #1 Health Innovation for 2017.

They continued, measuring, monitoring, and optimizing the trillions of bacteria that determine our gut health is the "healthcare industry’s most promising and lucrative frontier."

Lucky for us, Christine Rosche is one of the world's premier experts in this field - and has been for more than 30 years.

A Board Certified Specialist and former Stanford Med. professor, Christine has become a leader in the gut health movement, with a special focus on the connection between our microbiome and brain function.

We first encountered Christine when she spoke at the Silicon Valley Health Institute on this very topic "The Gut-Brain Connection."

We connected, and she told us about her work with specific probiotic strains that impact brain health, as well as her industry-standard "poop test"

Immediately, we knew we (I) had to do this for you guys.

So Christine sent me the test. I collected and submitted a stool sample and then Christine delivered my results via email and followed up with a phone consultation.

The test was simple, but the detailed reporting was mind-blowing. 

We're going to show every page, and every step of the post-test analysis and "optimization plan".

You get to hear my results, how the testing procedure works, and how to optimize your own gut health with this comprehensive stool test, right here on the OPP.

Listen to the Optimal Performance Podcast on-the-go:

What You'll Learn From Christine Rosche on the OPP:

  • Let's face it: "Many people not happy with current state of medicine"
  • Functional medicine versus traditional medicine
  • Prevention vs. Treatment
  • 3 categories of microflora
  • The strategies I've used to optimize my own gut microbiome.
  • Seat of health is our gut
  • The connection between tap water and dysbiotic citrobacter
  • Why you should always take probiotics with antibiotics (even OTC NSAIDs)
  • The link between bifidobacterium and brain health
  • How good gut bacteria acts like immune system "warriors" against pathogens
  • How many bowel movements should we take each day?
  • Learn the optimal transit time for stool, how to test yours, and what it says about you nutrient or toxin absorption rates
  • An unlikely pairing: How Heart Rate Variability and the Vagus Nerve are related to gut health
  • Where you can find more of Christine Rosche
  • Christine's Top 3 Tips to #LiveOptimal

Links & Resources

Digestivehealth.center

The test I took: (Special offers for OPP listeners)

Or call them at (650) 856-3151

Cleveland Clinic's Top Innovation List

functionalmedicine.org

Gut-Brain Connection and Prevention Studies:

  • http://www.nature.com/nrn/journal/v13/n10/abs/nrn3346.html
  • http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v10/n11/abs/nrmicro2876.html
  • https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01575871
  • http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.4161/gmic.2.4.16108
  • http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2982.2011.01796.x/full

A note from Christine: 

Good Bacteria Helps Relieve Anxiety

The probiotic known as Bifidobacterium longum NCC3001 has been shown to normalize anxiety-like behavior in mice with infectious colitis.

The Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility reported the novel finding that this bacteria's effect on anxiety involves modulating the vagal pathways within the gut-brain:

"As B. longum decreases excitability of enteric neurons, it may signal to the central nervous system by activating vagal pathways at the level of the enteric nervous system."

You may not be aware that you actually have two nervous systems:

  • Central nervous system, composed of your brain and spinal cord
  • Enteric nervous system, which is the intrinsic nervous system of your gastrointestinal tract

Both are actually created out of the same type of tissue. During fetal development, one part turns into your central nervous system while the other develops into your enteric nervous system.

These two systems are connected via the vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem down to your abdomen. It is now well established that the vagus nerve is indeed the primary route your gut bacteria use to transmit information to your brain

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