Diets Prevention

Four Simple Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

It’s important to listen to your gut-whether it’s telling you about important life decisions or sending warning signs about your health. And while it might be hard to describe how a “gut instinct” feels, the link between gut health and your overall wellness is clear.

“Believe it or not, your gut microbiome is the foundation of your health,” Michele Helfgott, MD, told Parkview Health, explaining that good gut health “occurs when you have a balance between the good (helpful) and bad (potentially harmful) bacteria and yeast in your digestive system.”

Helfgott points out that 80 percent of your immune system resides in your gut, as well as most of your body’s serotonin. “This means if your gut isn’t healthy, then your immune system and hormones won’t function, and you will get sick,” Helfgott says. “Unfortunately, this is also how autoimmune disorders like Hashimoto’s Disease begin.” Read more…

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