In this video, we’re going to talk about the important link between gut health and immunity and how to get a super healthy immune system.
It starts in the gut.
So many people are told that we need to work on boosting our immune system but don’t know where to start. That is a challenge. The truth is, we need to start in the gut.
A healthy gut is important to the immune system for so many different reasons. Two of which are:
1. It has to absorb nutrients for your immune system to function properly.
2. It regulates this population of bacteria, called the microbiome, composed of good and bad bacteria.
You may have heard that the gut houses 70% of your immune system. It is true. Many pre-existing gut conditions can be harmful to our immune system. We’re talking about things like gut infections, dysbiosis, where you can get SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, where there are too many bacteria in certain parts of your body in the small intestines, and it’s out of balance.
For all of these immune system reasons, when it comes to understanding the immune system, gut education is key.
It is where testing comes in. The right kind of testing can be super helpful. It starts with checking the gut– measuring your gut health to see if it is optimal. It can tell us so much about the health of our gut and our microbiome, that population we talked about of the good and the bad guys. And it can tell us so much about where that balance is present and what to do if it isn’t.
So the testing can give us an overall picture of what’s going on in the gut, providing details on what steps to take to heal inflammation and bringing things back into balance. And more importantly, what we can do if it isn’t.
We offer extensive testing for our patients in our practice to help find the root cause of these gut issues so that we can take a better look at how to get your immune system functioning better.
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