When we think of gut health, most of us picture all sorts of bacteria running around our abdomen, and while that’s not technically wrong, there’s a LOT more to it than that!
Your gut is not an organ, but instead, a few different organs make up your gut or “Gastrointestinal Tract.” These organs include your mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus.
In the gut, 500+ different kinds of bacteria, fungi, and viruses have set up camp. Some of these are “bad” bacteria and some are “good” – but together they ideally live in perfect harmony, called the ~ microbiome ~
Everyone’s microbiome is entirely different and unique—it is determined by your mother’s microbiome at birth, and then from exposure, lifestyle, and dietary choices after that.
The balance in your GI Tract affects everything in your body, from hormones to metabolism to mood to your immune system.
If this perfect harmony is thrown off, it can mean chaos for the body.
The health of our gut goes beyond just this balance and even includes the wellbeing of the organs and their tissue.
The goal? A balanced microbiome and a healthy system!
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Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.