❤️ Your MICROBIOME ✅ Protects Against CANCER: BIG TIME!

 

One of your best defenses against cancer is in your gut! Here’s everything you need to know about your microbiome and cancer.

 

 

Your microbiome has a huge influence over your immune system. About 70% of your immune system is located in the gut. Friendly bacteria have a direct anti-cancer effect. Taking antibiotics, which harm your friendly gut bacteria, increases your cancer risk by 18%.

The friendly bacteria that make up your microbiome consume fiber. Consuming vegetables will increase your fiber intake and, in turn, help support and diversify your microbiome.

Microbes produce a type of fat called butyrate. Butyrate has the capacity to reduce your risk of cancer.

20% of all cancers are triggered by pathogens, like H. pylori, EBV, and HPV. A primary task of our microbiome is to limit the pathogens in your body. People who these viral or bacterial infections often have a problem with their microbiome.

Your microbes, and the butyrate they produce, have anti-inflammatory effects. Cancer tends to migrate to areas of inflammation—this is why cancer often appears in areas where there has been an injury in the past.

Butyrate also plays an important role in decreasing insulin resistance. Guess what cancer feeds off of? Sugar! If your blood sugar levels are off due to insulin resistance, you will have an increased risk of cancer.

Butyrate supports the gut barrier, which helps prevent leaky gut and inflammation.

If you frequently experience constipation, this is a sign that your microbiome is lacking. Probiotics can help replenish friendly gut microbes to support your microbiome and help you prevent constipation.

Prebiotics are important for gut health. The best way to get fiber on a keto diet is to consume a wide range of low-carb vegetables—especially cabbage and kimchi.

Fasting increases the survival of your microbiome and helps diversify your microbiome.