By: Gleason Center Editors, E. Bozik
Understanding your gut microbiome is essential to achieving and maintaining good health. When your microbiome is out of balance, the bad bacteria out number the good. This imbalance can result in chronic illness, autoimmunity, obesity, type II diabetes, and IBS. However, with a combination of improved diet and lifestyle, healthy gut flora can be restored.
Chronic stress, certain medications, and processed foods change your gut flora for the worse. And while probiotics can help repopulate your gut with good bacteria, changing your lifestyle to support your microbiome can transform your health. One of the easiest things you can do is spend more time outside. Getting healthy microbes from your environment means getting your hands dirty. Gardening, swimming at the beach, and barefoot walks help keep your immune system strong and your microbiome diverse.
Protect gut health by AVOIDING:
Heal your gut by INCLUDING:
Probiotic rich foods to help support gut health include:
We can now understand the specific colonies of bacteria in your gut like never before. Our tests measure hundreds of organisms taking billions of copies of your DNA microbiome. This allows our doctors to personalize treatment specific to you and restore balance. We guide you through the process of reducing the number of bad bacteria, increasing the number of good bacteria, and setting the stage for lifelong gut health. When you take control of your gut health, you have the power to lose weight, reduce disease risk, and ultimately feel better.
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