Your Gut is Loaded With Bacteria (and that’s a good thing!)
In fact, there are over 100 trillion bacteria in the gut. These include both good and bad
bacteria. This collection of bacteria is referred to as the gut microbiota or gut
microbiome. Some of these bacteria, such as E. Coli, can cause disease. However, most of
the bacteria in your body are there to help. They are an important component of your
immune system and help to maintain balance in your body.
There are a few hundred types of bacteria in the human gut that have a variety of effects
on the human body. For example, there are bacteria that increase
inflammation, while others decrease it. Other bacteria aid with digestion and the absorption
of nutrients. Scientists are still discovering all the various ways these bacteria influence the various systems of the body If the ratio of these bacteria becomes unbalanced, it negatively affects your health.
Consider that over 75% of the immune system is managed by the gut. There are
also, over 100 million neurons in the gut can communicate with other cells and organs
in the body. Many health conditions are believed to be either caused or influenced by poor gut
health. Some of these include:
● Type 2 diabetes
● Heart disease
● Skin and hair issues
● Rheumatoid arthritis
● Multiple sclerosis
● Inflammatory bowel disease
If the bacteria in your gut are out of balance, you’re suffering more than necessary. Many of the health challenges you might be facing could be significantly helped by creating a healthier gut. A healthy gut has the right types of bacteria in the proper ratios.
If you notice symptoms that interfere with your daily life, CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment or call Tracey Mixon at 512-643-3631 to arrange to have your hormones and nutrition evaluated.