Sunday, May 19, 2019

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 and probiotics can improve your gastrointestinal health.  

Stomach Bacteria: Find Out How They Affect Your Brain

Stomach Bacteria
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: 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

Gut Flora
Inflammation is one of the body’s natural defense mechanisms. It occurs 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...

Leaky Gut: 4 Toilet Habits You Didn’t Know It Causes

Leaky Gut 4 Toilet Habits You Didn't Know It Causes
A leaky gut is a condition occurring when the normally seamless fabric of cells blanketing your intestinal wall becomes torn. Rather than a single big rip, though, a leaky gut results from tons of tiny tears.  These tears develop when the proteins that are supposed seal the cells together stop working properly. This allows the...

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

healthy gut
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...

Gut Health: 7 Reasons Why It’s Important

Gut Health 7 Reasons Why It’s Important
Your digestive system is a sophisticated boundary between you and the outside world.  It allows you to break down and absorb all the nutrients you need from food while making sure toxins, poisons, dangerous bacteria, and viruses stay out. Though these functions of the digestive system have been obvious to humans for centuries, it is...

Top 5 Foods Causing and Relieving Bloating

Top 5 Foods Causing and Relieving Bloating
Relieving bloating starts with identifying the foods that cause it then finding better alternatives - those that offer relief. Bloating describes the sensation of your stomach being swollen or enlarged after eating.  This is generally caused by the accumulation of excess gas in the intestines and is most commonly thought to be the result of...

Trust your Gut Feeling – Your Intestinal Universe and Healthy Food

intestinal health
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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