Gut Health and Our Immune System

Did you know that 70-80% of our immune system resides in the gut? Yes, it’s true! More specifically, it’s the gut microbiome that plays a crucial role in our immune health.

The gut microbiome consists of trillions of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeast. While it may sound a bit gross, these microscopic organisms are essential for our survival. They work tirelessly to keep us healthy so that they can thrive themselves. It’s truly fascinating!

However, problems can arise when the balance of bacteria in our microbiome is disrupted. There are several factors that can contribute to this imbalance, including genetic predisposition, sleep patterns, breathing habits, environmental factors, medications, alcohol consumption, and, of course, the food we eat.

Nutrition plays a vital role in either fostering a flourishing microbiome or creating a toxic and inflammatory gut environment. That’s where a knowledgeable nutritional therapist can make a significant difference. By working with a professional, you can create an achievable and personalised food plan that promotes a healthy and diverse microbiome.

A nutritionist specialising in gut health will guide you in selecting the right nutrients for gut health, ensuring that you provide your microbiome with the nourishment it needs to thrive. Through a carefully tailored food plan, you can optimize your gut health and support your immune system effectively.

Don’t underestimate the power of your gut health. Consult a nutritional therapist today to unlock the secrets of a thriving microbiome and embark on a journey towards improved well-being. Your gut will thank you!