That Gut Feeling

The gut feeling

Our goal at Elite Medicine Clinics DFW is to provide the ultimate in education, treatment, care, and healing for your best life.

This is an ongoing process as we continue to learn, research, and provide leading-edge treatments and therapies. We do this in tandem with you, our patients, to understand our bodies, our health, and the best way to improve overall quality of life.

Let’s take a look at the microbiome, an entity that seems to be taking the health world to new places of understanding. Microbiome is the word given to the multitude of microorganisms that live in your body. It is estimated that more than 10,000 different microbial species dwell in your microbiome. Each body’s microbiome is made up of bacteria, viruses, and microbes; they usually are stable but can vary according to age, diet, and environmental factors.

In our gut – the alimentary canal or belly –  microbiome is call gut flora. It is essential to digestion and the absorption of nutrients. When something is difficult for us to digest, those microbes go to work to ensure we get the nutrients. Gut flora also plays a part in our immune function by helping with the production of vitamins B and K.

Research shows that each one of us has some unique gut bacteria that play a role in our health as well as risk of disease. The population of microbes in our body is based on what we eat, breath, and other environmental factors. The more diverse that body of microbes is, the better for our health.

Our own personal microbiome make-up can influence obesity, cancer, autism, food allergies, and even emotional and mental balance. Researchers believe that gut bacteria produce a large percentage of serotonin. (Serotonin is a body chemical that can affect mood, social behavior, appetite, sleep, and more).

What we put into our bodies influences the make up of our gut microbiome. A diverse and healthy diet that includes key components can help create a more diverse microbiome system. With healthy nutrition you will have more of the good gut bacteria. Consuming fermented food will increase the fermentation of gut bacteria. Taking a regimen of probiotics also enhances your microbiome, and exercise is another key to the microbiome puzzle that improves the diversity of your gut bacteria.

At Elite Medicine Clinical DFW, we are passionate about improving health by understanding the complex design of the microbiome and how it is influenced by a number of factors: what we eat, activity levels, probiotic supplements, and finding new ways to introduce healthy and diverse lifestyle choices.

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