Gut Health
Practical tips to support your gut
It's never been more important to look after the trillions of bacteria in our guts. This post describes the latest evidence:

  • Why gut health is so important
  • What happens when it goes wrong
  • Which dietary and lifestyle factors damage it
  • How to encourage healthy bacterial growth

Most of us are familiar with the Gut-brain relationship. Toxins leaking in from a chronically damaged gut trigger chronic inflammation in the brain leading to fatigue, low mood, hot flushes and eventually early dementia.

Evidence is now emerging of a strong Gut-Lung relationship which many authors believe is why people with an over growth of unhealthy bacteria have a higher risk of respiratory disease including allergy and viral infections. Also, why the affects of a viral infection are so much worse in people with poor gut health.

It has been known for some time that, as well as age and obesity, some lifestyle factors can boost the levels of antibody titres after a flu vaccine - improving its effectiveness. Thesert include exercise and taking a good quality lactobacillus probiotic supplement.