Before we discuss ways to improve your gut microbiome, we need to delve into the microbiome itself. The human microbiome is a vital piece of the overall health puzzle. Within the digestive tract, there are trillions of microorganisms, like bacteria – each of which has its own respective job to do to keep the body healthy. While each job may be subtle (such as helping millions or trillions of other microorganisms break down food), together, the organisms work symbiotically to create a healthy gut.
The gut microbiome also relies on balance. For example, there are good gut organisms and harmful gut organisms. The bad and the good must be balanced for everything to work. However, it can be easy for harmful gut bacteria to grow out of control. Eating unhealthy foods or taking antibiotics, for example, can inhibit the growth of good bacteria and allow the harmful bacteria to take over completely.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of an overgrowth of bad gut bacteria, such as fatigue, digestive issues, or infections, that’s a sign that you need to rebalance everything for optimal health. But are there effective ways to improve your gut microbiome yourself? And if so, how can you do it?Continue reading “4 Ways To Improve Your Gut Microbiome”