What is Immune Gut? When I first discovered this term, I thought it sounded good. At first, it seemed like it meant the gut was healthy and able to provide immunity.
In truth, Immune Gut means someone has multiple allergies and is intolerant to foods in the daily diet. At this point, there will be an imbalance of gut bacteria which lowers the immune system. Leaky gut is one symptom of Immune Gut.
What is the mouth gut connection? I understand food entering through the mouth and traveling to the gut. Is there more ways they are connected?
Yes, the Mouth Gut Connection is way deeper than just a conveyer belt for food. Researchers have found that poor dental health effects the gut microbiome. Poor dental health usually means the person has poor gut health too.
Life is busy. How Can I Learn To Be Still? This is a huge question that I’ve been considering for awhile. It isn’t any automatic answer, because I am attention-challenged. That may have happened during my 38 year career as a school teacher. I had to be on high alert to all the happenings going on at once in the classroom. HAHAHAAHAH!
What Is The Gut Lung Axis? Let me pose some more questions: What do the gut and lungs have in common? Do the gut and lungs work independently or do they interact?
Gut health gets a lot of attention these days, particularly in terms of boosting our immune health. Yet the lungs and the gut have a very special relationship. Let’s look at the answers to my original questions.
Are gut health and emotions inseparably connected? My answer to that question is a resounding YES! Your emotional center is in your gut. Your gut will tell you if something is “off” with you emotionally, by giving you a PHYSICAL signal.
Do I Have Gut Issues? If you asked me this question 2 years ago, I would have flippantly answered,
“NO. I don’t have any gut issues. I have an Iron Gut.”
In my view, Issues meant IBS, Leaky Gut, Painful Gut, Chronic Diarrhea or Chronic Constipation. At that point, Gut problems meant a person needed a Gastroenterologist, or specialist to oversee her gut and prescribe meds.
I didn’t think I had Tummy Troubles. All I had was frequent gas, but it was under control. I had gas almost all of the time. It was just farty, sometimes noisy. But that wasn’t really a problem. I felt good all the time. No problems, nope, not me!