Dr. D's GUT HEALTH 101

You've heard all about "the gut" or the human microbiome, and certainly you've heard of probiotics. Why all the FUSS about the GUT? It's more important than you may realize...and an unhealthy gut may lead to serious conditions like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MORE.


The incredible complexity of the gut and its importance to our overall health is a topic of increasing research in the medical community. Numerous studies in the past two decades have demonstrated links between gut health and the immune system, mood, mental health, autoimmune disorders, endocrine disorders, skin conditions, and cancer.

At one time, our digestive system was considered a relatively “simple” body system, comprised essentially of one long tube for our food to pass through, be absorbed, and then excreted.

The term “gut microbiome” refers specifically to the microorganisms living in your intestines. A person has about 300 to 500 different species of bacteria in their digestive tract. While some microorganisms are harmful to our health, many are incredibly beneficial and even necessary to a healthy body.

Having a wide variety of these good bacteria in your gut can enhance your immune system function, improve symptoms of depression, help combat obesity, and provide numerous other benefits.


One of the best things you can do to maintain and/or improve your gut health is to take a high-quality probiotic DAILY.


We recommend Dr. DeSilva's own line of supplements, which includes his favorite probiotic, BELLY BUDDIES!



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Article originally published on healthline.com

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