Gut Health

Why Your GI Health Is So Important

Hippocrates stated "all disease begins in the gut".....

The following video is a great survey of the importance of the microbiome (bacteria in our gut).
There is a symbiotic relationship between the microbiome and us. To give an idea of how significant this relationship is, the microbiome has over 150 times the amount of DNA than we carry in the cells of our bodies. Its condition can affect our mood, our weight and numerous health conditions. For example:
  • Over 90% of serotonin is made in the gut. This hormone contributes to our mood and the lack of in some people causes anxiety.
  • Fifty percent of our immune system resides in the cells of our gut.
  • Of the trillions of bacteria, 90% are made up of 2 types that have a major effect on weight management. Some studies found that lean people have a broad diversity of gut bacteria, while obese people had a narrow diversity of gut bacteria.
  • Eczema can be linked to health conditions of the gut.
These are just some of the aspects in which the microbiome plays a part.
Note in the video how vaginal versus c-section delivery influences the characteristics of the child's microbiome!

Some further details can be found on the GI Health page of our Lifestyle Works Clinic web-page

"All disease begins in the gut" ~ Hippocrates ~

Have you had trouble with weight management most of your life?

  • Do you struggle with abdominal fullness or pain?

  • Do you have nausea, gas or bloating?

  • Do you have fibromyalgia?

  • Do you have flatulence that that is a sulfur smelling gas?

  • Are you often fatigued and have brain fog? 

These are just some of the conditions associated with poor gut health.

Did you know:

  1. Poor gut health can cause metabolism deregulation.

  2. 90% of microbiome (intestinal) bacteria are made up of 2 bacteria types that play a role in weight management.

  3. Gut health has an impact on brain neurotransmitters governing mood, energy levels and mental functioning.

  4. 70% of serotonin, one of our "feel good" hormones, is produced in the gut.

Visit the Lifestyle Works Clinic Gut Health web page for an overview:

Lifestyle Works Clinic - Gut Health