WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE THE GUTS TO HEAL YOUR GUTS!

Disclaimer: I am not a qualified health practitioner.  You should always consult a qualified health practitioner if you are sick. Opinions expressed on this website are my own or come from my own experience or research

Whilst the intestinal tract is known to be responsible for the digestion of food and the absorption of nutrients, it is also responsible for 80% of your immune system.  I’ll say that again - 80%! 

 

It is also intimately involved in so many systems in the body such as the production of neurotransmitters, hormones, circadian rhythms, metabolism, the synthesis of vitamins, regulation of enzymes and elimination.  More recently, connections to weight gain, cholesterol and blood pressure have also been indicated. And it is known as the 2nd brain for its direct communication with the brain via the vagus nerve.  Hence, the health of your gut is absolutely key to your overall physical and mental health.

 

Gut health is governed by the number, variety and balance of good bacteria and the health of your gut lining.  

FACTS ABOUT MICROFLORA

The human microbiome (total microbes in or on the human body) has an estimated 1 trillion microbes, the bulk of which live in our gut.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

(WELL, YES & NO)

GUT & HORMONE HEALTH IS A TWO WAY STREET

WHAT IS IT THAT DAMAGES YOUR GUT?

THE GUT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 80% OF YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

YOUR GUT MAY BE DRIVING YOU CRAZY

Dr Rangan Chatterjee

 

Dr Rangan Chatterjee is a medical doctor with over 16 years experience and is also a TV presenter, podcaster and the author of 4 books on health, weight loss and stress. 

 

Dr Chatterjee treats patients as individuals and takes a 360° approach to health by focussing on his 4 pillars of health:

 

Food

Movement

 Sleep

Relaxation. 

 

His goal is to empower people to become the architect of their own health. He believes that when we are healthier, we are happier because when we feel better, we live more.

In the podcast below, Dr Chatterjee talks to 9 different experts in their field about gut health and why it is so important to both our physical and mental health. It is well worth listening to.

https://drchatterjee.com/gut-health-everything-you-need-to-know/

Dr Chatterjee - photo of 4 pillar book.p

References

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6477058/

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https://www.yemoos.com/blogs/yemoos-blog/how-many-probiotics-or-cfu-does-kefir-really-have

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2018.01830/full

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Naturopathic Course on Gut and Hormones by Ileanna Nguyen, Naturopath and Clinical Pharmacist.

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/11/419086/gut-immune-cells-may-help-send-multiple-sclerosis-remission?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Inside%20Neuroscience&utm_campaign=Dec2020

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Book – Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMEDSci (nutrition)

 

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https://www.nature.com/articles/d42859-019-00019-x

 

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