We talk about the importance of gut health all the time and, in fact, a healthy gut generally means a healthy person. But what are the necessary steps to ensure a happy and healthy gut? What can you start doing today to improve your health? What we eat, when we eat, and how we eat all plays a role and we’ll review that and ensure you leave with practical tips you can start implementing immediately.
As Hippocrates stated over 2000 years ago, “All disease begins in the gut.” Digestive symptoms are among the most common complaints people have; but also, intestinal (gut) dysfunction lies at the heart of most chronic diseases, even when there are no symptoms. Do you know that 70% of your immune system is in your gut? Do you know that there is more of the feel-good neurotransmitters (serotonin) in your gut than in your brain? Do you know your gut influences how every part of your body works: including how easily you lose (or gain) weight, how your immune system functions, even your ability to focus? Gut health is vitally important!