Thursday, September 20, 2018

Gut Health

Everyone knows good gut health is important for feeling healthy. After all, it’s nearly impossible to feel good and healthy if you’re dealing with miserable digestive issues. (Gas? Bloating? Trips to the bathroom every 10 minutes? No thanks!) But did you know that your digestive health is really important for actually keeping you physically healthy? Research now clearly shows that your digestive health plays key roles in keeping your entire body running smoothly.  From immune function to mood regulation, a wealth of new studies have revealed amazing links between gut function and the health of every organ system in your body! Browse our gut health articles to learn more about how these processes work and how lifestyle changes can improve your gastrointestinal health.  

Good Gut Health: The Secret to Preventing Autoimmune Diseases?

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It's pretty evident that people are concerned about having good gut health judging from the rise in probiotic products. What but does it mean really? And why do some people believe it can help prevent autoimmune disease? What do you do when your own body turns against you?  For the 50 million Americans struggling with...

Poor Gut Health: 5 Ways It Can Weaken Your Immune System

Poor Gut Health 5 Ways It Can Weaken Your Immune System
Did you know your body contains more microbial cells than human cells?  Your own body cells are outnumbered around 1:3 by micro-organisms.  The vast majority live on the surface of your intestines, where they are actively involved in digestive and immune functions.  A healthy gut contains a healthy balance of bacteria, viruses and other...

Stomach Bacteria: Find Out How They Affect Your Brain

Stomach Bacteria: Find Out How They Affect Your Brain
Stomach Bacteria: Their Link to Mental Disorders Over the last five years, scientists have discovered links between various types of stomach bacteria (also called your gut microbiota or flora) and every mental disorder that we know of, including: Depression Anxiety Autism Parkinson’s disease Obsessive compulsive disorder Since this is such a new field of...

Healthy Gut Bacteria: Understanding Its Role in Promoting Heart Health

Healthy Gut Bacteria
Historically speaking, most heart health research has looked at various lifestyle factors (eg. diet, exercise patterns, and sleep) and their associations with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.  Although researchers have found links, they have also found that these lifestyle factors are not the only things to impact the health of the heart and...

Gut Flora: Learn How it Helps Your Body Fight Inflammation

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Inflammation is one of the body’s natural defense mechanisms occurring in response to either injury or the invasion of foreign matter.  Characterized by redness and swelling, inflammation describes increased blood flow and fluid distribution to the site of injury.  This happens in an attempt to flush the area with chemicals, antibodies, and essential nutrients. This...

Healthy Gut: How it Affects the Way Your Body Absorbs Nutrients

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A well-functioning and healthy gut allows nutrients and water to enter the body easily and efficiently.  As a result, when your gut health is compromised, your body can’t effectively absorb nutrients. There are two factors that impact can your gut’s ability to absorb nutrients: your gut mucosa and your gut bacteria.  Additionally, some foods may...

Trust your Gut Feeling – Your Intestinal Universe and Healthy Food

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Let’s take a look at the microcosm of the human gut and how it serves to protect our health!  Specifically, let's talk about how you can adapt your diet to support the positive influence of your gut bacteria on your intestinal health. Bacteria have a reputation of being the villains of almost every health story...

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