gut bacteria

Your body is loaded with trillions of bacteria that help digest food and play an important role in your well-being.

 

This mix of bacteria is unique to your body and is determined partly by your mother’s microbiota -- the environment that you’re exposed to at birth -- and partly from your diet and lifestyle.

 

Bacteria line your entire digestive system and may have the biggest impact on your well-being as they affect everything from your metabolism to your mood to your immune system.

 

Close to 80% of your immune system lives in your gut, where nearly all neurotransmitters are produced. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that play an important part in regulating adrenaline, metabolism, sleep, mood and cognitive functions.

leaky gut

Your gut is lined with an intestinal wall that allows micronutrients to pass through and be absorbed into the bloodstream. However, certain foods, medications, viruses, bacteria and parasites, can cause inflammation in the gut, leading to intestinal wall damage and symptomologies such as:

 

  • Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

 

  • Food and seasonal allergies

 

  • Skin issues (e.g., eczema)

 

  • Cognitive function

 

  • Mood imbalances

 

  • Diagnosis of various autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus, psoriasis, celiac disease, chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia

The road to a healthy gut

To identify the root cause of a leaky gut there are several tests that can be done to rule out and identify underlying causative factors.

 

These tests (if required) can include food sensitivity testing, food tracking, food elimination diet, and micro-biome stool testing.

 

Based on presenting symptoms and test results a customized Gut Restoration Program is developed to get you back to a healthy gut and a healthy life.