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Is Your Gut Health Impacting Your Metabolism and Mood?

When feeling grumpy, down, irritable or otherwise in a “bad mood,” it’s easy to consider the cause purely circumstantial: tossing and turning all night, needy family members, never-ending work demands, getting cut off on the expressway — or a combination of all of the above. While these are all undoubtedly frustrating, it’s not often that we stop and think about our mood in relation to what is going on inside our body. Specifically, the gut.

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5 Factors That Influence Gut Health

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans suffers from gut health issues of some kind.

The human gut (a.k.a. intestinal tract) is the most populated ecosystem in nature and one of the most critical factors in our health!

Our gut bacteria stimulate the development of the immune system, help digest food, regulate bowels, produce certain vitamins and protect against infection. In fact , it was recently referred to as a “super organ” due to its diverse roles in health and disease prevention.

When the balance of good and bad bacteria in our gut is disrupted, we’re at higher risk for a range of conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, allergies and cancer.

Disease risk aside, gut health can influence our metabolic function and basic well-being. For many of my clients, it wasn’t until they got their gut health in check through dietary and lifestyle changes that they realized what feeling truly “normal” and healthy was like. Check out the following 5 factors (among many!) that influence our gut health.


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