In the spirit of The MicroBiome that makes no man an island, science has found another connection to personal bacteria, and this time it’s linked to cardio-health.
(+strangely, this might even be the way that someone could literally be scared-to-death.)
SO: Part of the massive microbe colony in each of us is made of bacteria that take fat in the blood, and stick it to the walls of the major arteries, called “plaques”.
Well big stress? -It drops a bomb on that.
Part of the colony that is living inside your arteries, even sets-up those Listerine-reviled “Bio-Films” that help insulate and encapsulate it.
Well the researchers at Binghamton have found that when stress comes along, dumps hormones and iron-availability-increasers, the bacteria for some odd reason honk the horn on the General Lee and yell, “YEEEEEE-HAAAWWWWWW!!!“,
-and subsequently do a dump of their own, -tons of Enzymes that Dissolve the biofilms, Destabilize the plaques, and then Dump those plaques more-or-less en-masse, right into your bloodstream.
-Causing both Strokes and Heart-Attacks.
Strangely-enough, some of the bacteria the researchers say they found in arteries is normally found in your mouth, bumping-up the old dentist’s idea that the better you take care of your teeth & gums, the healthier your cardio system usually is.
And another one of the other bacteria is fine in soil and water, BUT causes huge problems in puncture-wounds, and also…
wait for it …
if you get it in your eyes?…
-really bad Bio-Films.
So now you know that you have at least 3 serious jobs: Eat in a way that gives you as little Atherosclerosis as possible, Exercise, and Learn how to Control and De-Escalate Stress.
Tibetan Monastery, Here We Come!!!
Could this discovery lead to new fixes for hardening of the arteries?
-Like increased Iron, or IV/oral enzymes or enzyme-precursors that help the biofilms slowly undo the plaques?
Is this also the way they say Exercise can reverse cardiovascular disease? -And if-so, does it happen by releasing small amounts of similar stress hormones like norepinephrine, that gradually wear-away at these bacteria, biofilms and plaques?
One day, will biotech researchers have invented some kind of low/no side-effect enzyme that does all this without necessary exercise?
-Or taking that even further: Exercise In A Bottle? Ie: ALL the hormonal & metabolic advantages of exercise without having to move?
[btw, long-term antibiotics would never be an answer, even though they Did use them as a test to show bacteria were also at work when they Linked Red Meat to Heart Disease]
Anyway, check out further details at the Links:
“stress”, by Ann- Kathrin Rehse
• Source: Binghamton-Bacteria may link stress, heart attacks
• via: Mashable
• More Coverage: Nature
• Source Study: mBio-Bacteria Present in Carotid Arterial Plaques Are Found as Biofilm Deposits Which May Contribute to Enhanced Risk of Plaque Rupture