Every single body system plays a role in our immune health. It is important to keep our body systems working in harmony to promote proper functioning and quality of life. One of the most vital systems in our body influencing the quality of our immune systems is the digestive system and gastrointestinal tract. We all know –
When talking about stomach issues, the word “digestion” gets thrown around a lot. We find this to be a little concerning, as many people don’t quite understand what digestion really is or means. All they know is that they have issues with it, as many people in our society do. From poor diets to busy schedules,
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So you’ve started the journey to optimize your health! You’ve been cutting back on the processed foods and started incorporating more whole foods into your diet. But yet, you feel as though you still aren’t reaping the full benefits.
Some reasons why you may be feeling this way is because the foods you are consuming aren’t as nutritious as you thought.
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IBS Symptoms | Your gut is made up of a series of organs including your mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon. This group of organs convert the food that you eat into nutrients that your body can utilize and thrive off of.
A major part of your immune system is in your gut. This means how you treat your gut is important in protecting yourself from illness, autoimmune conditions and even cancer.
Specialized immune cells and bacteria meet in the gut and these cells hitchhike on other cells and travel through the body to either support or add strain to those body systems.
What Is The Gut-Brain Connection?
The gut-brain connection is the system within your body that facilitates a two way communication between the GI tract and the brain. The gut or GI tract has its own nervous system called the enteric nervous system (ENS) which means there is a complex signaling system from the gut to the other parts of the body.
WHAT IS THE GI TRACT?
Before we dive into the 4 Quadrants of GI Health, it is important to be on the same page with what we mean by GI tract and what a normal functioning GI tract is like. The GI tract is short for Gastrointestinal Tract. This is essentially a closed system from the mouth to the anus that changes food into fuel for the body and protects our bodies internal environment from the outside insults of toxins and infections.
WHAT IS IBS?
IBS and IBD often get lumped into the same category and the difference is often not well understood. First of all, both are digestive disorders. IBS is Irritable Bowel Syndrome and IBD is Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Both have many of the same underlying causes and IBS can turn into IBD if not addressed.
SIBO or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is a hot topic the holistic health world, and for good reason. It is the missed cause of many people’s GI distress and gaining popularity as people find relief from long-term GI issues. The symptoms of SIBO look like many other common GI issues and therefore can be passed off as other things.