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For the gut to be happy, it relies on two things- gut permeability and the microbiome. The microbiome is the constellation of bacteria that live on and in us. Our gut is populated with loads of beneficial bugs that help us poop properly and maintain a strong immune system. Digestion is the core of health, and the microbiome is one of the most important regulators of our overall health. In fact, we are more microbiome than we are human! We each contain 100 trillion microbes (bacterial cells), which is 10 times more than our human cells, and 100 times more than our DNA!
These beneficial bacteria know how to make our genes function properly. If there is an imbalance in bugs, the signals for optimal function fail to work appropriately and a myriad of potential symptoms develop including hormonal, emotional, immune, skin, gut etc symptoms.
Gut permeability relies on the cell junction to be nice and tightly packed together. When there are gaps or holes or the junctions are compromised (Leaky gut), food can leak out of the gut causing inflammation – this is particularly relevant to hayfever, eczema, allergies, autoimmune conditions, constipation, diarrhoea, digestive complaints, period pain, pelvic pain, headaches, thyroid issues, weight problems, sleep problems, exhaustion, fogginess, poor concentration, depression / anxiety / emotional imbalances etc.