Posted by Lipo Naturals on 1/23/2020 to News in Health
We are used to thinking of bacteria, fungus, and viruses as invaders, but these microbial colonies are at the forefront of research demonstrating the power that the human biome has on both our mental and physical health. Over 99% of our human microbiome resides in our intestines and plays a variety of crucial functions including: stimulation of our immune system, inhibition of pathogens, gastrointestinal tract motility (movement) and function including nutrient absorption and the synthesis of specific vitamins and short-chain fatty acids…many researchers are now considering that this microbial organ may even rival the liver in the number of functions it performs. But, a landslide of emerging research is now linking imbalance in our biomes not only to many digestive disorders but also to a surprising number of health concerns – including mental health. One of the biggest culprits? Our modern diet. And one new approach, the FODMAP diet, is showing promise in alleviating symptoms from a variety of digestive disorders.