The five pillars for restoring gut health


The five-pillars for restoring gut health commonly used by functional medicine practitioners is called the 5R approach.  This is because it consists of 5 processes that start with the letter R. Remove Replace Re-inoculate Repair Rebalance Let's review what each of these steps involves. Remove This is the first and most crucial step to healing the gut, and it involves removing things that are causing harm to the gut resulting in it not functioning well. The common culprits would be the type of food we eat, exposure to certain bacteria, parasites, or viruses, and the build-up of toxins in our body [...]

The five pillars for restoring gut health2022-03-19T01:49:21-05:00

The Gut Microbiome- three things you need to know


The gut microbiome consists of millions of microbes in your gut. Microbes are living organisms that are found everywhere in nature. They consist of viruses, fungi, yeast, and bacteria. The microbes that reside in our gut are called the gut microbiome.  It might sound gross, but the truth is that we need our microbiome to live. The population of the microbiome in our gut weighs about 200 g and contains more genes than all the cells in our body. We build our microbiome from the time we are young. Our gut microbiome is affected by the types of food we eat. [...]

The Gut Microbiome- three things you need to know2022-02-03T18:06:12-06:00


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