Get ready to take a rollercoaster ride through the twists and turns of your digestive system—it’s not just about what lands on your plate! ️ All aboard the wellness revolution, understanding emerging trends in Gut Health and Healing!

The Power of Your Gut! You might not realize it, but your gut is practically a superhero when it comes to your health. Did you know that 70% of our immune cells are hanging out in our gut? Or that a whopping 90% of serotonin (a.k.a. the happy hormone) is made there? ‍♂️ And here’s a zinger—having less variety in your gut buddies (microbiome diversity) could bump up your odds of joining the obesity club by 40%!

Why I’m All About That Gut Life After 20 years as a Colon Hydrotherapist, I can tell you the gut is more than just a food processor. It’s a complex ecosystem—part digestion headquarters, part immune booster, and full-time nutrient absorber.

Chew on This: Digestion 101 Ever notice how just thinking about food can make your mouth water? That’s digestion kicking off! From there, your food takes a wild ride through your stomach and intestines, where the real magic happens: nutrient absorption in the small intestine and water and electrolyte reabsorption in the large one.

But wait—there’s more! The gut microbiome jumps in to break down fibre, synthesise vitamins, and fend off unwanted invaders (yep, I’m looking at you, pathogens). This microscopic world is so crucial that even slight imbalances can throw a wrench in the works.

The Dark Side of Digestion Sometimes things go awry, like with “leaky gut,” where your gut barrier gets a bit too hospitable and lets harmful substances sneak through. This could be triggered by the usual suspects: chronic stress, too much booze, a diet loaded with processed foods, or even common meds like NSAIDs.

It’s Not Just Your Gut Feeling! Poor gut health doesn’t just stop at your stomach. It can mess with your skin, mood, and even mental health. It’s like if your car engine goes kaput—everything else starts to malfunction too! Just like the gut the skin has its own microbiome and the imbalance in the gut can influence the skin’s microbial balance and vice versa. If you have poor gut health, it can trigger systemic inflammation, and this can manifest as skin inflammation and disruption in skin barrier function. The gut can also influence hormone regulation, which can affect skin oil production and the development of conditions like acne.

Eating for Trillions! Next time you chow down, remember it’s not just for you. You’re hosting a dinner party for trillions of gut microbes! What you eat can make or break this microscopic soiree. ️

So, let’s give a round of applause for our guts—these unsung heroes doing so much behind the scenes! And remember, keeping your gut happy is key to your overall wellness. Here’s to a happier, healthier you!

Cheers to gut-tastic health!

We are excited to announce our new partnership with a fantastic company. We now offer GutMap Test Kits to help address those underlying issues and promote optimal health. I’ve tried it myself, alongside a 12-week diet plan, and found it to be both cost-effective and patient-friendly. If you’re interested, check out our website for an introductory offer when you book your next Colonic and GutMap test together.

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