Gut Health

“All disease begins in the gut” - Hippocrates

Not knowing about bacteria or other mother medical concepts, Hippocrates recognized a connection between gut health and many ailments. Now we have the details of this connection, and it all starts with inflammation levels in your gut.

 

The gut is a delicately balanced ecosystem that involves the bacteria that help us digest food, the foods we eat, our ability to digest these foods, eventually the absorption of the right nutrients.

Unfortunately, 0ver the past decades, our diet has changed significantly. Fast foods and processed foods now dominate our diets, replacing home grown alternatives free of chemicals and artificial additives.  Plus, most people do not eat adequate amounts of vegetables and macros (protein, fats, and carbs). Unhealthy eating is the norm today and this has affected the types and amounts of healthy bacteria in our guts, leading to a chronic state of inflammation and poor nutrition. The result is today many more people than ever have digestive complaints and don’t realize that gut health is directly related to other conditions like:

 

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Food sensitivities

  • Celiac disease

  • Constipation or loose stools

  • Recurrent yeast infections

  • Heartburn,

  • Bloating

  • Dyspepsia

  • Difficulty digesting certain foods

  • Hypertension

  • Insulin Resistance

  • Diabetes

  • Heart disease

  • Cancer

  • Autoimmune diseases

  • Poor sleep

  • Obesity

 

And the list goes on…

 

We have learned to live with these symptoms and accepted them as the norm. To decrease our risks for chronic disease and improve our stamina, energy, and overall sense of wellbeing, we need to revers these changes with an adequate diet many times needing some supplements like probiotics and enzymes, occasionally needing more aggressive management with antibiotics to get rid of harmful gut flora.

 

Learn more about gut related issues and remedies.

  • Yeast Overgrowth (Candida)

  • Probiotics