Certified Health Coach and Nutrition Specialist Eva Cruz.
Keeping the junctions closed, it prevents dysbiosis ("leaky gut").
Did you know that health and disease prevention begin in your gut microbiome?
Have you dealing any of the following?
- Bloated belly?
- Trouble losing weight no matter what you do?
- Difficulties in lowering blood sugar levels?
- Constant anxiety?
If one of these experiences is familiar to you, you may be suffering from inflammation in your gut microbiome.
Unfortunately, six in ten adults have a chronic disease. Four in ten adults may experience two or more of chronic diseases. (DCD, 2018)
Did you know your foods could be contributing to your likelihood of experiencing a chronic disease?
So, what's the gut microbiome? And why it is so important if you want to live disease free?
- It is a community made up of trillions of microorganisms and their genetic material that live in our intestinal tract, mouth, and skin.
- These microorganisms are comprised of bacteria, yeast, parasites, viruses, and archaea that are involved in dietary functions like digestion and help us in absorbing and synthetizing the nutrients.
- In other words, these "gut bugs" are involved in many important processes that inform your metabolism, body weight, immune regulations, and brain functions.
What happens when the gut barrier becomes damaged?
- Small particles such as bacterium and additives from food escape into the bloodstream through the open junctions (located in the intestinal epithelial barrier) which activate the molecule endotoxin, causing a fire in our organism, in other words, inflammation.
- When the gut barrier becomes damaged, we develop intestinal permeability (dysbiosis) commonly known as a leaky gut. Continuous immune activation, along with inflammation, put us at risk of chronic, autoimmune, and mental illnesses.