The Science of Gut Health

The gut is the Main Source of Wellness or disease

The Effects of Gut Health on Your Mind and Body

There is a growing body of scientific evidence suggesting the human microbiome and the health of our gut is connected to nearly every aspect of our health, from our intestinal and immune systems, to our mental and emotional states. Learn more from our collection of articles and publications on the subject.

The Gut Microbiome

"Scientists are still trying to figure out exactly which microbes make up the human microbiome, but it’s estimated to contain more than 1,000 species and 7,000 distinct strains of bacteria. Your gut is never alone."

Christie Aschwanden, FiveThirtyEight

Meet Your Microbes

Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes -- both the pathogens that make us sick and the "good" microbes, about which we know less, that might be keeping us healthy. 

why our microbes could be the key to our health

A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. explains why the microbiome is such a hot topic of research.

Unlocking The Secrets of the Microbiome

Perhaps the most promising yet challenging task of modern medicine: Determining the normal microscopic inhabitants of every organ and knowing how to restore the proper balance of organisms when it is disrupted.

The gut-brain connection

"What’s becoming more and more clear is that the microbes in the gut are crucial for the brain and mental health"

The Tantalizing Links Between Gut Microbes and The Brain

A growing body of data shows that microbes in the gut influence behavior and can alter brain physiology and neurochemistry.

Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut

Scientists are increasingly convinced that the vast assemblage of microfauna in our intestines may have a major impact on our state of mind.

How Your Gut Affects Your Mood

The latest research shows that the digestive tract and the central nervous system maintain a complex two-way line of communication via the “gut-brain axis.”

The immune system

“A huge proportion of your immune system is actually in your GI tract”

Dan Peterson, assistant professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The Gut: Where Bacteria and The Immune System Meet

There is a lot of interaction between the body’s immune system and bacteria in the gut.

How The Gut Microbiota Influences Our Immune System

Our immune system co-evolved with the gut microbiota. Both work together to keep us healthy and protect us against unwanted microbes.

Why Gut Bacteria Are Essential For A Healthy Immune System

Bacteria educate our immune system from the moment we are born. Bad gut bacteria can lead to disease - A diverse gut flora is the healthiest

Inflammation and Aging

"Since inflammaging is thought to contribute to many diseases associated with aging, and we now find that the gut microbiota plays a role in this process, strategies that alter the gut microbiota composition in the elderly could reduce inflammaging and promote healthy aging" 

Dr Floris Fransen, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands.

New Link Found Between Gut Bacteria and Age-Related Conditions 

A new study shows for the first time that gut bacteria from old mice induce age-related chronic inflammation when transplanted into young mice.

Exploring The Gut-Brain Connection for Insights Into Multiple Sclerosis

Bacteria living in the gut may remotely influence the activity of cells in the brain that are involved in controlling inflammation and neurodegeneration.

Gut Microbiome & Aging

Our microbiota undergoes the most prominent deviations during infancy and old age and, our immune health is also in its weakest and most unstable state during these two critical stages of life, indicating that our microbiota and health develop and age hand-in-hand. 

effects of antibiotics

"I personally think antibiotics may be contributing to messing up the microbiome in many people and that this in turn might be contributing to the increase in a variety of human ailments."

Jonathan A. Eisen, Professor at U.C. Davis

Does The gut Microbiome Ever Fully Recover from Antibiotics?

Most gut bacteria recover quickly, but there can be long-lasting consequences from taking antibiotics.

Antibiotics Alter the Gut microbiome and Host Health

Antibiotics not only act on bacteria that cause infections but also affect the resident microbiota. Although this side effect has long been appreciated, advances in sequencing technologies enabled detailed study of how antibiotics alter the gut microbiome.

Study: Long-term impacts of antibiotic exposure on the human intestinal microbiota

Although it is known that antibiotics have short-term impacts on the human microbiome, recent evidence demonstrates that the impacts of some antibiotics remain for extended periods of time.

"The due diligence of being human means becoming AWARE of what’s different now and not the same as before and consider a value in a shift in our thinking."


The HawaiiMana Commitment

What is the Shift to The HawaiiMana Commitment?

The "Shift" in our understanding about food and nutrient rich crops goes beyond just the farming practices like organic and non organic on top of the soil alone. It's the understanding that the condition of our soil's own biome below the surface is as essential to us all as our own internal gut biome certainly is.  We support Regenerative Agriculture both land and sea that focuses on nutrient rich or nutrient dense soil producing crops over the larger commercial or Intensive Agricultural farming methods that focus more on high calorie and starch content crops that end up with significantly depleted vitamin and essential mineral content in our fruits and vegetable and thus end up in our own gut biome just as depleted. Healthy soil produces healthy plants that produce healthy people, and healthy plants don’t always need fertilizers... and neither do people.

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