Without a good populated gut microbiome, you are likely to suffer with symptoms that may get worse over time. This term gut microbiome refers specifically to the microorganisms living in your intestines. A person has about 300 to 500 different species of bacteria in their digestive tract. While some microorganisms are harmful to our health, many are incredibly beneficial and even necessary to a healthy body. Having a wide variety of these good bacteria in your gut can enhance your immune system function, improve symptoms of depression, help reduce obesity, and provide numerous other benefits.
Approximately a massive 80% of our immune system is located in our gut, and 90% of our neurotransmitters (chemicals responsible for regulating mood) such as serotonin are manufactured in our gut.
Therefore, an unhappy gut can be the root cause of many chronic health problems.
What are the signs that your gut is unhappy?
- Autoimmune diseases (such as Lupus, Type1 diabetes, Graves’ disease, and Endometriosis)
- Psoriasis / Eczema – skin conditions
- Acid reflux
- IBS symptoms
- Excessive wind
- Food intolerances
If you suffer from any of the above symptoms and would like to try and take control of your digestion and gut health, please take a look at the treatments that can help support digestive issues.