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gut health

What is gut health?

If your gut health is sending out warning signs, like chronic inflammation, heartburn, or constipation, it’s time to find out what’s going on.

Interruptions at any stage of the digestive process have a ripple effect, preventing each next step from working as it should.

The intestinal ecosystem functions as a kind of second brain in permanent intercommunication with the other brain, that of the central nervous system (CNS).

Thanks to this gut-brain axis, there is a regulation of gut functions, and what happens in the gut reaches the CNS, thus affecting feelings, emotions, motivations and cognitive functions.

Stress situations favor the generation of modifications in the permeability of the intestinal barrier, which allows the translocation of microorganisms and their products (metabolites), triggering an inflammatory response with a production of pro-inflammatory cytokines that affect the intestine, and then reach the CNS.

This causes dysfunctions that go from our endocrine system to our nervous system. It is a leading cause of many common conditions, such as asthma, food allergies, chronic sinusitis, eczema, hives, migraine, irritable bowel, fungal disorders, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory joint disorders. It also contributes to PMS, uterine fibroid, and breast fibroid, as well as psychological and cognitive conditions such as irritability, mood swings, fatigue, and mental fog.

From the Lifestyle & Functional Medicine approach, we will analyze how intestinal permeability is linked to your immune system and your nervous system. We will work on the repair of the membranes and on the restoration of the microbiome, to detoxify and optimize your digestive process, intervening the root systemic inflammation.

From all this, the importance of what we eat, stress management, our rest and physical activity.

How is your intestinal health today? If you are interested in carrying out a functional evaluation with different state-of-the-art tools, write us in the comments.

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