Gut health is foundational to overall wellbeing. A healthy gut communicates with the brain through nerves and other messengers.
It helps maintain hormone balance, influence physiological functions like metabolism and caloric processing (WEIGHT), wards off infectious agents like bacteria, viruses and fungi, modulates inflammation and regulates immunity.
The integrity of the intestinal lining, enzyme balance, toxins, improper use of probiotics, hidden food allergies and other factors all influence this delicate balance.
An unhealthy gut can present with many widespread symptoms such as seasonal allergies, irritable bowel, GERD, body pain, weight gain and mood disorders.