Is Your Gut Microbiome Out of Whack?
Here is what it is, and why it matters
Right now, there are trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi hanging out inside of your intestinal tract.
But there’s no reason to be concerned: This community living within us is referred to as the gut microbiome, and it’s crucial to maintaining our overall health. It plays a major role in digestion and immunity, has been implicated in everything from rheumatoid arthritis to obesity and may even predict how well you age.
But how do you keep your gut microbiome flourishing? What happens when it’s disrupted? And can probiotics really help? We turned to nutritionist and cookbook author Maya Feller for the lowdown on this complex system.
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