You know how the brain is the control centre of the body? It isn’t. It’s actually your gut.
Your gut microbiome refers to the billions of live bacteria, fungi and viruses that live in your large intestine (especially the colon), oesophagus, stomach and small intestine. When we talk about your gut, we’re actually referring to where your food is metabolised, digested and absorbed to be delivered into your cells, to provide your body with energy.
So, the gut = large intestine, oesophagus, stomach and small intestine – but we’ll stick with the gut to keep it snappy.
Your gut health is responsible for most things in your body, but primarily it deals with digestion, mood regulation, immune system response and weight. The integrity of your gut lining can be compromised if exposed to irritants from the diet or external factors – which cause chronic low-level inflammation, leading to a whole host of disorders.
Fun fact: The surface area of your gut as a whole, is the size of a studio apartment. WILD.
Everyone’s microbiome is totally unique, and it is affected by:
- The way you were born – vaginally or c-section
- Your diet as an infant
- Your diet as an adult
This is one of my fave topics to talk about, so if you’ve got questions about your guts – hit me up! Your first consultation is totally free.
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