Gastrointestinal Health

Did you know that 70% of your immune system can be found in your gastrointestinal tract? To be healthy, our bodies require a well-balanced community of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live on and inside our bodies. This “microbiome” includes more than 100 trillion microbes, as well as their genes.  A healthy gut with a balance of bacteria, viruses and fungi breaks down food into simpler forms that can enter the bloodstream and deliver nutrients to all the cells in our body. Ideally, our digestive organs e.g. esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas and intestines work together so that we can eat and digest food without discomfort. However, an estimated 70 million people in the United States suffer from digestive disease. Imbalances in the microbiome (dysbiosis) have been associated with a wide spectrum of conditions and diseases. A healthy gut contributes to a healthy immune system, emotional balance and well-being, cognitive acuity and energetic efficiency.