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Blog The Importance of Gut Health

Laurice Juarez, December 29, 2018 2:53 PM

Did you know that our bodies are actually composed of trillions and trillions of bacteria? In fact, many of them are actually a critical component in helping our bodies function well! 


Research has begun to uncover that an unhealthy or dysfunctional gut microbiome can lead to several serious health problems including autoimmune conditions, mental health disorders, poor immune system, heart disease, type II diabetes, skin conditions, weight gain and obesity, acid reflux, constipation or diarrhea, bloating, and even cancer. 


Many things affect the natural flora, or microbiome system of our body, including poor diets, unhealthy habits, even improper use antibiotics! 


While probiotics is all the craze these days, it’s still best to talk to a doctor to make sure if these are, and what kinds are right for you. 


Talk to our doctors about your gut health and balance! 


Let us know if you want more credible, peer-reviewed, sources on this subject.  Here are just some of them: 

https://www.cochrane.org/CD009951/PREG_probiotics-to-prevent-gestational-diabetes-mellitus


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3645302/


https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-human-microbiome-project-defines-normal-bacterial-makeup-body 


http://www.center4research.org/bacteria-good-bad-ugly/


http://www.microbiomeinstitute.org/blog/2016/1/20/how-many-bacterial-vs-human-cells-are-in-the-body


http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1002533

Laurice Juarez

Author Laurice Juarez