Do you ever wonder if your Gut health has a bearing on your overall health?
It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple.
But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including cancer and Type 2 diabetes.
You Gut is also home to a few Trillion bacteria – called the GUT Microbiome, that have a significant influence on your GUT health. Studies are revealing that certain environments, foods and behaviors can influence your gut microbiome for better or worse.
The above is an image from Dr Arun’s book Happy Gut, Healthy Weight.
Everyone’s microbiome is unique, however in healthy people, there is a diverse array of organisms, while in an unhealthy individual, there’s much less diversity, and there seems to be an increase of bacteria that are associated with disease.
Besides this Gut health has even been linked to anxiety and depression, and to neurological conditions like schizophrenia and dementia.
If you want to learn more on “My 3 Secrets to Optimal Gut Health” you might want to watch this video or check out my book “Happy Gut, Healthy Weight”.