Functional Medicine

Video: What is Gut Health?

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By M. Elizabeth Swenor, D.O.

Have you heard the term “gut health” and wondered what it meant? There are trillions of bacteria found in the digestive system, which make up your gut, and imbalances of these bacteria can cause chronic body inflammation. Increasingly, studies show that chronic inflammation leads to poor health in a variety of ways and that changes to your diet can have dramatic effects on how healthy your gut microbiome is.

In this short video, I explain how it works, and what you can do to improve your gut health and keep your body’s systems running at their best:

Related Topic: Probiotics and More: How Bacteria Helps Your Gut

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