Allergies & Inflammation: Remedy Resides in Your Gut
August 8, 2016•27 min
Help your body combat food sensitivities and illness by reducing inflammation and fixing your gut lining.Our gut microbes were once called gut flora. As we learn more about how the gut works, those terms need to be redefined. Microbiota refers to over 100 trillion bacteria in the gut that line the 27-30 feet of the gastrointestinal tract. Together, they weigh more than your brain. Metabylamics refers to the byproducts of digestion. You want your body to create healthy compounds as part of metabolism.How is your gut linked to allergies? The gut lining is the barrier between the outside world and food entering the bloodstream. A healthy digestive system helps you feel good. If immune cells in your gut lining are irritated, they start an inflammation cycle. Inflammation is the warning from the body that there’s a problem. It may start as a food sensitivity and can become a severe allergy. Sometimes, healing the gut will make it easier to reintroduce foods that caused sensitivity in the past. Food allergies may not be to the food itself, but rather to the pesticides used in the growing process. They may also stem from the excessive use of antibiotics. Listen in as probiotics expert Natasha Trenev shares how to help your body combat inflammation and improve your digestion.