Four things you should know about your gut

Our health is affected by many factors, and this is especially true for the foods we choose to consume. Did you know that many of the foods you eat contain living microorganisms that directly impact your gut health? These four articles contain information on a wide variety of topics ranging from common gut issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to what foods you can eat in order to maintain a healthy gut.

The human microbiome: The genome of the 21st century?

Your genome consists of all the genetic material, or DNA, contained in your cells. But what about the DNA that belongs to the trillions of microbes inhabiting your body? The term “microbiome” refers to all of the DNA belonging to these microbes and is being studied extensively due to the impact the microbiome has on our overall health. To learn more about this groundbreaking science, check out this article.

The brain-gut connection: How mental health affects digestion

When you hear the word “neuron” you probably begin to think about the brain, but did you know that the gut is also lined with neurons? The gut is largely controlled by its own nervous system, as well as your brain- which makes your digestive system sensitive to emotions such as anxiety and depression. This article details how you can tackle digestive problems in ways that may surprise you.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): Everything you need to know 

Abdominal pain, gas and bloating are just a few of the many symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or “IBS”. The symptoms of IBS are extremely common, and cause discomfort. It is likely you know somebody who suffers from IBS, or you may suffer from it yourself. Read the following article to learn some tips and tricks on managing IBS, as well as several potential causes of this condition.

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What’s the deal with fermented foods?

From a common grocery store item like yogurt, to less commonly found foods such as kimchi and sauerkraut, fermented foods are being consumed more and more. Research has shown that the probiotics in fermented foods may be good for your gut health. Read the following article to learn if fermented foods are right for you.

From eating fermented foods to lowering anxiety, there are many ways we can improve our gut health. If you are looking for more information about your gut health, contact us to book an appointment.