There are more and more COVID-19 vaccine effects these days in the spotlight. Check out what these can do to one’s gut, leading to brain fog and autoimmune disease.
Terrible effects following the vaccine
Gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea, constipation, and bloating are quite common and affect around two-thirds of Americans. Although these problems are often attributed to poor dietary and lifestyle practices, they may also indicate damage caused by infections like COVID-19 and from COVID vaccination.
Dr. Keith Berkowitz, an internal medicine specialist who has treated 200 COVID-vaccine-injured patients, revealed to The Epoch Times that he discovered widespread gut problems among long-COVID and post-vaccine patients. However, patients often fail to disclose these issues.
More than that, it has been also revealed the fact that people may not realize that symptoms such as fatigue and brain fog could be linked to digestive problems, according to internist Dr. Yusuf Saleeby.
Maintaining a healthy gut is crucial for overall well-being as poor gut health is linked to various diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, dementia, cancer, autoimmune diseases, infections, and even reproductive diseases.
The gut’s health largely depends on its microbiome, which comprises around 100 trillion microbes in the large intestine.
It is already a known fact that a healthy microbiome has a diverse population of microbes with numerous beneficial bacteria that produce chemicals essential for metabolism, nutrition, immunity, and communication within organs.
These microbes also assist in sustaining the mucous layer in the gut, which helps prevent infections from entering through the gut cells.
Unfortunately, factors such as a poor diet, lack of sleep, environmental toxins, alcohol and drug consumption, infections, and chronic diseases can cause damage to the microbiome by reducing the number of beneficial bacteria and leaving pathological bacteria in their place.
“Infections with the COVID-19 virus have been shown to damage the gut microbiome and are associated with compromised integrity of the gut’s mucous layer, causing gut dysbiosis – a microbiome imbalance,” according to the notes.
It seems that the vaccines have also shown that the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is linked to reduced biodiversity in the microbiome.
We also suggest that you check out more details about all of this in the official post on NIH.