Digestive Health is Foundational To Overall Health
Digestive Issues Have So Many Connections
Researchers are looking into inflammation in the gut and why and how it causes disruption in our health. It seems when there is a disruption in the normal bacteria in our gut, our immune system can sometimes react, causing inflammation which can affect your health throughout your body, including your mental health. Did you know that there are just as many microbes in our body as living cells? It’s pretty amazing considering many used to think we need to purge our system of any bacteria, considering every type of bacteria dirty and bad rather than understanding that many form an integral part of being a healthy human!
Chronic Disease & The Gut
Many chronic health conditions have inflammatory involvement and mental health challenges which can be a good reason to start to work on your gut health. Chronic health conditions can often benefit from gut health improvement even if digestive issues might not be the primary reason you are seeking treatment. This is an area that is still being researched and there are other processes within the gut brain connection that are still being discovered. Nonetheless, many healthcare practitioners, especially if they practice holistically, have been seeing the system-wide benefits of treating the gut even before the science catches up.