Your body is colonized by many microbes. Each area of your body has it’s unique collection of microbes that are collectively called your microbiota. Your microbiota is key to optimal health and weighs up to 2kg of your body weight! Your gut microbiota is influenced by what you eat, the medications you take, your levels of stress, rest and recovery, where you live and even your thoughts.
Research is fast moving in this area of health. Your gut microbiome influences many health conditions including:
- Irritable bowel disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease,
- Gastroesophageal reflux disorder, (GERD or GORD)
- Gut dysbiosis or Small bowel intestinal overgrowth (SIBO)
- Atopy – eczema, asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
- Auto-immune disorders
- Liver disease
- Heart disease
I can offer you an evidence based approach to assess and optimize the function of your microbiota and gut health to assist improvements in many aspects of your health and wellbeing.