Poor gut health—common in modern lifestyles—can cause everything from skin conditions and mood disorders to autoimmune disease. At FoundationMED of Raleigh, North Carolina we help identify the root cause of your ailments and get you feeling better than ever!
Research over the last few decades has demonstrated the importance of maintaining gut health. Gut health has been linked to an active immune system, mood, mental health, autoimmune disease, endocrine system issues, skin conditions and cancer.
So what do we mean when we talk about a healthy gut? Primarily we mean healthy gut flora and a healthy gut barrier.
Your gut contains trillions of organisms that protect you from infection, regulate your metabolism, eliminate toxins from the body and so much more. Unfortunately, many aspects our modern diets and lifestyles can damage our gut flora. Antibiotics and other medications can take a heavy toll on our gut health by destroying the healthy gut flora in your intestines.
The gut barrier is a critical layer of cells that aids in absorption while keeping everything out of the intestines that should not be there. If the intestinal barrier becomes permeable, it can lead to leaky gut, which can lead to an autoimmune response, inflammation and poor health.
At FoundationMED, we work to understand the root causes of your unwellness. Improving your gut health by finding the right lifestyle and nutritional choices that you can make is one of the first steps on your path to wellness.