Gut health optimisation is one of the most effective ways to enhance your overall wellbeing and future proof your life. When we think of gut health, we naturally think of digestive health. But did you know that your gut also influences all your other organs, including your skin and pretty much every facet and function of your body?
Gut health relates to the workings of your entire gastrointestinal tract (the tube that delivers food from entry to exit). There’s a community of trillions of bacteria living in your gut, known as the gut microbiota. Scientific research has uncovered this organ is pretty much essential to whatever your health goal is, be it successful weight management, improved fitness levels, healthier skin, more resilient immunity, or even your happiness. It also has the power to influence how long you live, and can protect you from over 70 chronic conditions and certain cancers.
For example, around 70% of immune cells reside in your gut (alongside your microbiome), meaning that the gut is a key player in dictating your immunity. Your microbes essentially teach your immune cells what is worth reacting to and what is safe.
Unlike your genetic make-up, you have the ability to shape your gut microbiota simply by how you treat it, which means that a big part of your personal health is in your hands. All of our dietitians are experts in helping you with your own gut health optimisation, so get in touch if you’d like to book a consultation!