Gut health is undeniably crucial to overall health and when our normal flora is depleted our health suffers. The gut isn’t about digestion alone, it is 90% of our immune system (our intestines contain more immune cells than the rest of our body), it assists in preventing allergies and down-regulating inflammation, keeps tight junctions within the intestines, which prevents toxins and waste products from passing into the bloodstream (a factor leading to leaky gut), secretes IgA which prevents infection, and much, much more. It has a tremendous tie to our brain, as 95% of serotonin is made in the gut. The gut and brain axis depends on a healthy gut; it is the biochemical signaling that takes place between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system. This axis links emotional and cognitive centers of the brain with peripheral intestinal functions.
Common Causes of Poor Gut Health:
- Poor Diet
- Antibiotic overuse
- Hormone Imbalance
- Stealth Pathogens / Mold
Poor Gut Health Can Contribute To:
- Constipation, diarrhea, and bowel irregularity
- Leaky Gut
- Increased food sensitivities and allergies
- Intestinal inflammation and nutrient malabsorption
- Joint pain
- Body aches
- Brain Fog
- Depression and anxiety
- Skin rashes
- Autoimmune conditions
- Chronic Yeast Overgrowth
- And much more!
Gut Restoration includes targeting specific triggers that have disrupted or irritated the natural gut flora along with restoring the terrain of the gut, and ultimately rebuilding the flora.
Gut restoration protocols may be used in conjunction with other modalities like functional labs, food therapy, NAET allergy elimination, detoxification support, stress-relief protocols and acupuncture.