Did you know this about your gut?

I came across this article on BBC News, and I thought I should share it with you.

A new study has changed the way we look at bacteria in the gut.  Previously, we thought that since our gut bacteria is good for us, the bacteria are cooperating with one another.  However, this new study shows that the bacteria are actually in competition with each other, just like "trees competing in a jungle."  Our bodies have become "ecosystem engineers that manipulate general, system-wide properties of their microbial communities to their benefit." 

These microbial communities are collectively known as the microbiome.  This microbiome helps break down food, protect against harmful pathogens, and keep your immune system healthy!

This is why it is so important to keep your gut healthy!  Every day research is pointing to the gut as the connection between depression, bowel issues, and other long-term health conditions.  With continued studies such as this one, we realize the important of eating healthy and getting checked for leaky guy conditions.

Gut related issues can express themselves through several symptoms but the most common are constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and gas.  If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or are curious how your gut is functioning, visit our website listed below to schedule your appointment OR call us at 310-819-0453!

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