A Healthy Gut is Key to our Health!

The language of our deepest feelings, our instincts, and how we experience emotion often involves the Gut.
We have all heard the expressions ” A gut reaction” , “Butterflies in our stomach” and “Gut wrenching” These are our verbal expressions of instinctive knowledge manifesting physically. It is therefore no surprise that our true health shows through the challenges we experience in our gastrointesintal tract. Some researchers are calling our gut the second brain.
There are millions upon millions of microorganisms living in our gut. In fact about 4-8 pounds of body weight consists of bacteria. That is a WOW right there! Most of us know that it is important to make sure that we have enough of the good bacteria in our gut to keep the bad bacteria from overtaking and creating an imbalance in our bodies. Unfortunately due to the overuse of antibiotics, the SAD american diet, (bad guys love love love sugar and simple carbs) stress, constipation, low HCL (stomach acid) production in the stomach etc the good gut flora, Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli are over run by the bad bacteria. This leads to a depressed immune system and then over time we begin to see the signs of autoimmune disfunction where the body does not recognize itself and it starts to destroy it’s own cells.
One of the most important functions of the good gut flora is to support immune function. 80% of immune function is in the gut, so an imbalance can lead to all kinds of health problems. The body’s primary exposure to an immune challenge is in the digestive tract. Seventeen out of the Twenty one known inteferons (sentinel like soldiers who search out harmful toxins ) are produced in the gut. A Healthy Gut is key to Great Health!
Here are only a few of the diseases and disorders linked to Dysbiosis;
IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Candida, Food Allergies, Asthma, Gas, Bloating, Diarrhea/Constipation, Chronic skin conditions, Anxiety, Depression, Blood sugar problems, Hormone imbalances and the list goes on.
A simple GI Flora Balance protocol is the answer. What you need to do is Cleanse, Feed, Restore and Balance your Gut. You essentially need to Reboot the Balance in the Gut. It’s a sensitive issue for most of us and we often are reluctant to seek help. In my opinion we can’t afford not to address this issue. Our Goal is to help you take back control of your health and thrive.
As always if you need my help or know someone who does I can be reached by email or
PH: 214 869-6404.
Have a healthy Day
Dr Pia