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The Synergistic Effects of Gut Bacteria, Sleep and Vitamins D, B

There is solid evidence that quality sleep is vital for health and sleep deprivation has its consequences. As a matter of fact, lack of sleep can negatively impact skin skin and prostate health, to name a few.

Moreover, Vitamin D is also vital for many processes in the body. Additionally, the importance of nurturing the good bacteria in the gut is just as important.

The Synergistic Effect

When one lacks any of the following particularly sleep, some significant negative processes happen in the body. This leads to a deficiency of certain vitamins like the B Complex. To help us understand the synergistic effects, Dr. Stasha Gominak explains it.

This video is over an hour long but it’s worth watching to the end. Mike Mutzel, author of The Belly Fat Effect interviews Dr. Gominak about the health benefits and synergistic effects of vitamins B and D, gut bacteria and sleep.

Dr. Gominak explains that at some stages of sleep, the brain paralyzes the body and being important repair jobs. Hence, it’s essential to get enough quality sleep, especially children.

More interestingly, Dr. Gominak stresses the point that our body is really self-healing. As long as we get enough of these vitamins, healthy gut and good sleep, self-healing is completely achievable.

Vitamin B Complex Relieves Pain

When I first heard this from Dr. Gominak, I was surprised. Subsequently, I thought this may be affecting me at some point. However, Dr. Gominak says that too little or too much of the B vitamins is bad.

Doing a quick search if B vitamins are beneficial for back pain, it turns out to be true. In one study1 says that vitamin B12 alleviates low back pain.

The efficacy and safety of parenteral Vitamin B12 in alleviating low back pain and related disability and in decreasing the consumption of paracetamol was confirmed in patients with no signs of nutritional deficiency.

However, Dr. Gominak says it’s not just the B12, but the entire range of B Vitamins.


Surprisingly, Dr. Gominak also mentions meditation and its mechanism how it provides relaxation to the body. She talks about the nervous system in the body and how meditation increases the level of acetylcholine to balance out cortisol.

Final Words

Indeed, the video is long. It’s over an hour but it’s worth watching. It is packed with important information helpful for achieving good health. So, watch the video until the end. You will not regret on what you’ll be learning especially if you’re suffering from pains.

Another good thing about this interview, Dr. Gominak speaks in layman’s language, which means the conversation is easy to understand.

Lastly, incorporating what you’ll be learning on this video with certain lifestyle changes can surely point you in the right direction. Moreover, once you reset your sleep to normal, you’ll be able healthy morning habits, which eventually result to a healthier you.


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