Gut Health, Immune and Digestive Support
Your Gut Health Affects Your Overall Health
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A healthy intestinal lining is vital to our overall health. The gut is more than just a vehicle to absorb nutrients. It provides protection from harmful toxins and microorganisms that would otherwise enter your bloodstream. When there is damage to the intestinal lining or an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy bacteria in the gut, its protective role reacts unfavorably and creates symptoms, including:
- Nutrient malabsorption
- Food sensitivity/intolerance
- Systemic Inflammation
- Skin inflammation
- Brain Fog
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Joint pain and more
The Gut Brain Connection
So much of how we think and feel is responsive to our gut health. A healthy gut allows for optimal nutrient absorption, immune function, and neurotransmitter hormone production. The Gut-Brain Axis is the connection between our gastrointestinal system and our central nervous system. The cascade of immune responses, hormone production, and bacteria create the link between physical, emotional, and cognitive function.
This “axis” can be altered when poor diet and lifestyle habits create acute or chronic inflammatory responses, which leads to a variety of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, brain fog, attention deficit, migraines, fatigue and more. Fortunately, through individualized testing, it is possible to identify the gut’s role in these symptoms and create a customized treatment regimen and diet to help repair and restore the gut to optimal health.
The Gut Heart Connection
Proper nutrient absorption is an essential part of heart health. The gut lining is responsible for the majority of nutrient absorption in our body. When the gut lining is damaged, or we have what is considered a “leaky gut,” the potential for damaging particles to enter the bloodstream increases exponentially. If this happens, the resulting inflammatory process may affect the heart, vessels, and other components of our vascular system. Our gut then also has reduced absorption of vital nutrients such as Vitamins, Metabolites, and Antioxidants, which would help to protect and serve the major organs and vessels. This process may lead to cardiovascular diseases, high cholesterol, plaque accumulation, diabetes, and other cardiometabolic diseases.
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