Gut Health – Inflammation

The gut (gastrointestinal tract) is home to over 70% of your immune system, and proper gastrointestinal function is vital for health. Inflammation is the main connection between autoimmune diseases and the digestive system.

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Symptoms

Potential Risks

  • Stomach discomfort
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Heartburn/GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)/Reflux
  • Constipation, diarrhea, bloating or gas
  • Chron’s disease
  • Disbiosis (unbalanced gut bacteria)
  • Fatigue
  • Food cravings
  • Allergies

Failure to treat gastrointestinal problems can lead to more serious conditions. 

  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • H. pylori infection (a type of bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers)
  • Hyperchlorhydria (low stomach acid—can cause autoimmune disorders, skin problems, gastritis and other issues)