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Your Gut Microbiome and Arthritis: The Missing Link

by | Last updated: Mar 19, 2024 | Gut Health, Hypothalamus | 0 comments

What is the relationship between your gut microbiome and arthritis?

Let’s talk about it.

There’s a growing body of evidence that your gut microbiome (the friendly bacteria in your intestine) influences inflammation throughout your body, including inflammatory arthritis. 

Stool samples from people with inflammatory arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, were compared to stool samples from control individuals who had non-inflammatory osteoarthritis.

The inflammatory arthritis group had increased inflammatory microbiome and decreased prevalence of beneficial anti-inflammatory-producing microbiome.

When your gut microflora is out of balance it no longer produces protective short-chain fatty acids, which then creates inflammation of the lining of the intestine allowing toxic protein particles to enter the bloodstream. 

These protein particles instigate an aggressive immune response.

The immune response can cause inflammation, especially targeting joints.

Inflammatory arthritis are autoimmune disorders caused by an overactive immune response in the joints.

Inflammatory arthritis can be triggered by protein products that pass into the bloodstream because the microflora of the gut is out of balance.

Balancing your microflora and decreasing inflammation is key to controlling inflammatory arthritis.

Eat a probiotic-rich diet including fermented foods like:

  • Kombucha
  • Kefir
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kimchi
  • Yogurt
  • Cultured Buttermilk
  • Brine-cured Olives
  • Pickles
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Tempeh
  • Miso

Consume prebiotics, which are fibrous food for beneficial bacteria.

Prebiotics are naturally present in many plant-based foods including:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Beans
  • Whole Grains
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Barley
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Chicory Root
  • Kiwifruit
  • Legumes
  • Whole Oats

Supporting your hypothalamus will help to balance your microflora and decrease inflammation as the hypothalamus is in direct communication with your gut microbiome.

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About the Author - Deborah Maragopoulos FNP

Known as the Hormone Queen®️, I’ve made it my mission to help everyone – no matter their age – balance their hormones, and live the energy and joy their DNA and true destiny desires. See more about me my story here…



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