microbiome + 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 a healthy microbiome, good gut bacteria, the gut-brain connection, unexplained weight gain, anxiety, the immune system, foods that heal, proper nourishment, brain fog, fatigue, pain, healthy hormones, and much more.
Did you know that about 80% of your immune system is in your intestinal lining? It is called the enteric nervous system and has a profound impact on your immune system. A healthy gut is essential for a strong immune system. Gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT)[is a component of the mucosa-associated (gut lining)
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