Creating a robust Immune System
April 27, 2021
Surprisingly, the gut is the key to our immune system, in fact almost 70% of our immune system is housed in the gut. Within your gut, the resident bacteria (including other microscopic organisms), is known as the gut microbiome. It directly interacts with your immune cells and affects your overall immune response against infection.
A functioning healthy gut microbiome is rich in diverse beneficial bacteria, enabling a robust immune response to fight infection. However, a compromised microbiome can hinder your immune system leading to infection.
Unfortunately, many things can reduce your levels of good bacteria such as poor diet, lack of exercise, and even stress! Another common example is antibiotics, which is often what you are prescribed when infection keeps getting the better of you. Repeat courses of antibiotics causes loss of beneficial bacteria every time you get sick, making you more susceptible to future infections.
If this pattern sounds familiar to you, it’s time to get your microbiome assessed and address the health of your gut with a gut health program.