Are you starting 2019 struggling with digestive health issues, IBS symptoms, or do you just want to embrace a generally healthier lifestyle? Now is a great time to start a makeover which begins with your gut.
But, why is our gut important to our health? The trillions of bacteria in the gut play a vital role in controlling our bodily processes and an imbalanced gut microbiome can negatively influence key areas of importance to our wellbeing. Restoring the natural balance of our gut bacteria by switching to a healthier lifestyle is one way to take control of own health and wellbeing.
You’ve probably heard a lot of people talking about the gut microbiome recently. The interest in this area has dramatically increased in the past few years as more is understood about the importance of the gut. The two terms “microbiota” and “microbiome” are often used interchangeably to mean the same thing.
There is a subtle difference between these two terms. The microbiota describes the entire microbial community that inhabits the human body. This community comprises of bacteria, viruses and fungi. The biggest populations of microbes reside in our gut, and this is also known as the gut microbiota . Microbiome is the term used to described the total collection of all the genes and genetic material that microbes contribute to the human body.
There is increasing evidence that our gut microbiome is associated with our digestion, stress levels and immunity.
So, ditch the diet and think about a gut makeover for a healthier gut this year and in the long term.