“All Disease Begins in the Gut” -Hippocrates
This quote is thought to be about 2500 years old and proving to be true in todays times. Ten years ago we didn’t know we had a microbiome. This microbiome, that everyone is talking about, is like our garden and it houses microbes that are estimated at about 100 trillion cells, outnumbering human cells 10 to 1. We have learned that our gut bacteria is crucial to optimal health. These bacteria breaks down food to release energy, and produces vitamins. They also regulate many of our bodily functions: from supporting our brain function, controlling our immune system, to influencing our hormones, our metabolism and our weight. Imbalances within the microbiome can create havoc and numerous symptoms that often are a result from our diets, environmental toxins and our emotional health. Disease processes like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Illness, SIBO, Irritable Bowel, Anxiety and Depression are all examples of the expression of an imbalanced microbiome. We now can test and look at the microbiome and identify where the weaknesses are and create personalize strategies to regain balance and see increased sense of health and wellbeing.
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