gut health essentials
Do you suffer from painful gas and bloating? Do you have gut pain that just won’t go away?
A healthy gut is essential for pain-free, healthy digestion.
A healthy digestive system plays an important role in keeping us both healthy and happy.
So, what is a healthy gut and how do you create one?
The goal of my practice of functional medicine, this website, and my monthly emails, is to answer that very question.
I will cover many topics in this section of this website. The topics include the importance of the gut-brain axis, unexplained weight gain, anxiety, the immune system, foods that heal, proper nourishment, brain fog, fatigue, pain, hormone health and much more.
The average person doesn’t think about insulin. In my experience most people who think about insulin are diabetic. I cannot stress enough the importance of understanding insulin for everyone who wants to live a long and healthy life. Insulin is the hormone that makes glucose available to our cells for
Gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT)[is a component of the mucosa-associated (gut lining) lymphoid tissue (MALT) which works in the immune system to protect the body from invasion in the gut. So it really does matter what we eat because there are foods that heal the gut through the proliferation of good bacteria – and foods that can
Collagen is the most substantial protein in our body. It is found in bones, muscles, tendons, skin, blood vessels, and even the digestive system. It gives our skin strength and elasticity and replaces dead skin cells, and helps with wound healing. Both tendons and ligaments are made of it, so
If you are eating plenty of prebiotics (raw specialized plant fibers that help your good bacteria grow and flourish) then you may not need to take a probiotic (friendly bacteria). Yet, most people are not eating enough pre or probiotic foods. In that case, taking a probiotic can be helpful
Before moving on to Part 4 of Your Gut Health, please refer to my recent posts for a refresher… Your Gut Health, Part 1: How the Bacteria in your Gut could be Used to Treat Mental Illness Your Gut Health, Part 2: Healing & Optimizing Digestion Your Gut Health, Part