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The Importance of Gut Health

Did you know that your happiness can be directly translated to the health of your gut. Your gut is actually responsible for producing 90% of your serotonin, the feel good hormone. It can also help control things like your weight, mood, brain health, inflammation and even your immune function.

To help you understand why gut health is so important you first need to understand what the heck a gut microbiome is and how it affects you. We all know that our bodies are filled with tons of bacteria, most are actually in your large intestines and that makes up your gut microbiome. 70% of your immune system is found here and to stay healthy it thrives on good bacteria, this helps it remove toxins from the body and aide in digestion. So the problem comes when you start to get too much bad bacteria. This is where you start to see signs of bad health.

Some ways you incur bad gut health is by a poor diet, excess stress, too much use of antibiotic, drinking alcohol too much, using Advil and ibuprofen too much and not enough sleep regularly.

Because so much of your health is linked to your gut it is very important to take care of it. Read about how to improve your gut health here, and 6 foods to improve gut health here.

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