As if we needed more reasons to not smoke, the toxic chemicals from this toxic product will mess up your microbiome too. Not only do those chemicals change the gut microbes, but also the oral and lung ecosystems too. While further studies must be done to understand exactly how smoking affects our Microbiome, what they have found is that smoking decreases the diversity of microbes, which can result in all sorts of illnesses from oral gum diseases, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and even some cancers.
But again there is always Good News to share. Because these microbes change and adapt so readily to their given environment, when you quit smoking there seems to be a major improvement in these ecosystems. Listen to what this study found, link below: “The study showed improvements in bacterial diversity were associated with reductions in heart rate, systolic blood pressure and C-reactive protein levels, which rise in response to inflammation. It also showed an increase in hemoglobin, the red blood cells that carry oxygen.” These indicators point to lower inflammation and more oxygenation which lead to a healthier Microbiome, a healthier heart and a healthier you!
If you need help to quit smoking or vaping or any other chemical issues, won’t you please pray first then seek help. I know many people whom God delivered from this habit, but there are also many resources out there to help you if you struggle. You are never alone in this.
<>< Peace, Diane
How quitting smoking could lead to major changes in gut bacteria