gut health: The microbiome, digestive soil, gut flora, microbiota, Bacterium...
“We are fortunate to be living in a time where our scientists have recognized that there is an entire universe of life living inside our gut that help us with our immune system, cognitive (happy) function, vitamin creation and nutrient transport. What we feed ourselves and how we manage this internal universe is more important than we have ever imagined”. - Sheri Levy
Often we only pay attention to our gut when it is acting up; when our digestion and elimination processes are not working properly. What we should be doing is conducting a stool test annually and especially after any trip out of the country or visiting anyone in the hospital or care facility. If you step back and think of disease, the majority of problems can be linked back to an imbalance in the gut and/or “bad bacteria” being at the core. This makes sense when you realize that 80% of the immune function takes place in the gut. Testing annually allows you to manage the function of this inner world rather than being surprised when it acts up.
Many of my clients don’t realize that chronic constipation is described as a person who only eliminates once a day or less. When the gut flora is out of balance or has a pathogen or parasite, you may notice signs of fatigue, constipation, irritable bowel, rashes, eczema, stomach aches and/or poor sleep. Stomach aches before or after you eat are not normal and acid reflux should not be managed with antacids. All of these are warning lights that the gut needs repair.
Your digestive process is the center of your healthy life. Please give it your top priority and test it. xo
Schedule an appointment; check your Gut Health every year.