WHAT IS GUT HEALTH & WHY IS IT RELEVANT?

We have all, at least once in our lives, have tried detoxifying our bodies after a particularly heavy food binge. Apart from the way greasy, fried, junk food wreaks havoc on our waist, the other very important system that it disrupts is our second brain - the digestive system.

With the variety of food products that damage or impair the optimal functioning of our digestive systems these days, it may seem impossible to get it back in balance. But it’s still very important to do so. Restoring the full health of your gastrointestinal system can have major positive effects on your entire body, from mood, to memory, and more. Healing your gut allows the body to build a stronger immune system and produce the right kind of bacteria that helps you feel good.

The health of your gut is usually determined by the levels and types of bacteria in your digestive tract. An imbalance between beneficial and harmful bacteria results in gut troubles.

This imbalance could be the result of too many bad ‘bugs’, as your grandparents probably told you, including bacteria, yeast, and sometimes parasites, and not enough good ones. This imbalance can cause damage to the lining of your intestines, making them permeable, and allowing food proteins to enter into the bloodstream. This then activates your immune system, causing inflammation, food sensitivities, and many other symptoms in the digestive tract and the rest of your body.