“All Disease Begins in The Gut.” – Hippocrates
Master Your Microbiome
Hippocrates knew way back when what scientists have only recently recognized: our gut, or microbiome — the makeup of bacteria and other microorganisms in the stomach and intestines — is linked to numerous aspects of health, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including cancer and Type 2 diabetes.
Over the past several years, new research has emerged showing just how vital our gut health and microbiota are for our immune strength and overall well-being. In many ways, the microorganisms that reside in our digestive tract help regulate our immune system, as well as our ability to make the most of the food we eat, and our metabolism in general.
How to Improve Gut Health
Your intestinal tract, or what we refer to as your gut, has a huge influence on your overall health. It’s not just a way for your body to get water, it contains most of your immune system and directly affects your mental health and other important bodily functions.
If the semi-permeable barrier between the inside of your gut and the bloodstream becomes too permeable or “leaky”, then you can have all kinds of health problems developing, including leaky gut syndrome.
Dysfunction in the gut can be caused by many factors in our everyday lives, including antibiotics. Understanding how antibiotics impact gut health can help you make smarter health-related decisions, both for you and your child.
At Forum Health, our specially designed, individualized gut detox and nutrition programs focus on improving gut health.
Find a functional medicine doctor nearby and schedule an appointment to learn if there are probiotic-based gut health supplements or foods you or your kids should have to protect your microbiota when you’re taking antibiotics.
Foods for Gut Health
Eating foods of all colors – red, yellow, green, orange, etc., provides the nutritional sustenance and foundation for a healthy gut microbiome, and each has their role in keeping you as healthy as possible.
The best foods for gut health can be easily found at your local grocery store, including green vegetables and fruits, which are antioxidant-rich and help with digestion, fermented foods, and ginger, which is wonderful for digestive health as it soothes intestinal inflammation.
Some of the worst foods for gut health are foods with additives. Additives are chemicals that can decrease the body’s ability to detoxify.
Forum Health has several functional medicine clinics across the United States that specialize in gut health.
Contact us today to schedule a call or an appointment with a gut health doctor near you