70-80% of our immune system is in the gut or, more accurately, the gut microbiome.
The microbiome consists of trillions of bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeast. Sounds gross but the truth is, we wouldn’t survive without these trillions of tiny bugs doing their jobs to keep us alive in order that they can survive themselves. It’s really fascinating.
Problems arise with our health when these bacteria get out of healthy balance.
Our microbiome gets out of balance for numerous reasons. Possibly for genetically inherited reasons, the way we breath and sleep, the environment we live in, medications, alcohol usage and of course, the food we eat.
Food intake plays a huge part in either encouraging a flourishing microbiome or creating a toxic and inflammatory gut environment. A nutritional therapist will support you in creating an achievable food plan that will encourage a healthy and diverse microbiome.