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 diseases, endocrine disorders, skin conditions, and cancer.
In celebration of National Nutrition Week, 101 Collins spoke with Clinical Nutritionist Stephanie Gobbo to discuss our gut microbiome and how a healthy gut can impact our overall health and wellbeing.
What is the gut microbiome?
The gut microbiome (or gut microbiota) is the term used to describe the vast, yet microscopic community of microbes that live within our gut.
Scientists have identified approximately 1,000 different species of bacteria, each playing a different role within the body. This is an incredible area of advancing study which accounts for part of the trillions of bacteria living within our body.
The composition of your gut flora is as unique as your fingerprint. Some strains of bacteria can be harmful if overgrown or become pathogenic, however many are extremely beneficial and necessary to keeping your body healthy.
The digestive system and our microbiome are critically important for optimal health and wellbeing for a number of reasons, including:
Register now for our exclusive webinar on Friday, 16 October where RISE by Studio PP Founder Stephanie Prem and Clinical Nutritionist Stephanie Gobbo discuss the importance of our gut, healthy habits and how to stay on top of our nutrition.
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