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The Link Between Your Gut Microbiome and Your Health

Monday, June 15, 2020  

In recent years, you may have heard digestive experts talk about the “gut-brain connection” or your “gut health,” but what’s all the fuss about? Emerging research is shedding light on the inner workings of the gastrointestinal tract, called the gut microbiome, and how it can affect your whole body — in ways that may not seem connected at all.

The gut microbiome includes bacteria, microorganisms, fungi, and viruses that are present in the gastrointestinal tract. “It plays a role in absorption of key nutrients and minerals,” says Jaquel Patterson, ND, MBA, a naturopathic doctor and medical director of Fairfield Family Health in Connecticut. “The gut microbiome also plays a key role in good health — and in disease progression.” ...Read more.