Physiologically, there’s this thing called the ‘vagus’ nerve. And it runs directly from your gut to your brain. Vagus in latin literally means “wandering,” and this nerve is named as such because it controls a broad range of target tissues and is partially responsible for the way your gut and brain work together.
Would you believe me if I said that millennials are seeing their health decline faster than the previous generation (the Gen X-ers) as they age? In fact, millennials are on track to have a 40% higher mortality rate than Gen X as they hit 35 years of age.
Whether it’s a change in diet or adding probiotics to your routine, Jetson offers solutions to reset your gut and alleviate irritation. Think of this gut health reset like the fast lane to a healed gut. A lot of these tips can be made into lifestyle changes, but some of them aren’t meant to be long term. In fact, most gut health resets last anywhere from 3-14 days.
Right about now the earth could use a friend. Out west, we’re gearing up for yet another summer of smoke-filled air, which got me thinking about ways we can help both ourselves AND our planet (because the health of the planet has a pretty big influence on our individual health). Here are are 4 simple things you can do.
This is Jetson Explains: the TL;DR on the science behind the gut and its impact on your overall health – whether that be your metabolism, your mood, your skin, or your immunity. Because the truth of the matter is, the gut plays a part in all of the above, but the science behind it can get a little confusing (ok fine, more than a little). Jetson Explains makes it digestible.
Right now, 19 million Americans live in a food desert. Which the United States Department of Agriculture defines as a geographic area where at least 500 people – or 33% – of the urban population lives more than 1 mile from the nearest large grocery store, and at least 500 people – or 33% – of the rural population lives more than 10 miles from the nearest large grocery store.
As we get older our microbiome can become less diverse, which is positively correlated with being sicker. In fact, the older we become, the more we lose beneficial microbes and gain pathobionts that cause disease. This week I want to talk about a recent study that helps reinforce the importance of a diverse and rotating gut health routine (tip: if you’ve been taking the same probiotic for years…. It’s probably not hitting the same).
For those afflicted with IBS, the symptoms – to put it mildly – suck. They range from milder, everyday inconveniences like bloating and gas, to more significant problems like terrible stomach cramping, urgent diarrhea, and even constipation (wait, you’re telling me IBS sufferers get BOTH? Yes).
Jetson Probiotics Skin is one of the only probiotics on the market that is formulated specifically for skin health, not just skin care. This new formulation contains 8 probiotic strains proven to benefit skin health. We’re also the first to introduce Solarplast, a revolutionary new antioxidant derived from spinach that slows cell damage from free radicals.
Here’s the thing: keeping your gut microbiome balanced takes consistent effort. Achieving optimal gut health doesn’t come from 30 days of probiotic supplements and kombucha. Just like us, our gut microbiome is continually evolving – which means it needs to be continually exposed to beneficial bacteria (so the bad bacteria never becomes too powerful).