What is the gut microbiome?
It is all the microorganisms living in our digestive tract like bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
There is an estimated 100 TRILLION microorganisms living in and on the human body!
These microorganisms help us break down food, absorb nutrients, and protect against harmful viruses and bacteria.
When this system is out of balance we may experience one or more of these major health issues linked to unhealthy microbiome:
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Autoimmune diseases.
- Mental health disorders including anxiety and depression.
- Cardiovascular disease including heart attacks and strokes.
- Type 2 diabetes.
The gut microbiome plays a critical role in overall health and wellness. Maintaining a healthy and balanced gut microbiome is an important aspect of overall health and wellness and can be achieved through a nutrition and lifestyle changes.