The Secret Link Between Your Gut And Immune System
Do you often suffer from food intolerances, IBS or stomach pain? Scientists are now just beginning to understand how the gut is connected to chronic illness. A variety of diseases can occur when the protective functions of the stomach are compromised. How does this happen?
To maintain optimal health, all of the systems in your body work closely together. When one system is not balanced, it can cause a variety of other health symptoms. The gut is one area that often gets out of balance and affects your entire immune system. Your gut harbors almost 80% of your immune system tissue. The digestive system is the first entry point for harmful bacteria to enter the body. Your gut must be very healthy to fight off illness and disease. The digestive system contains tissues, cells, and organs that work together to defend the body against harmful bacteria, toxins and infectious diseases.
The gut naturally contains strains of healthy flora that are critical for overall immunity. These “good bacteria” work to fight off infection and disease. They keep your digestive system — and your entire body healthy. The healthy flora are a natural killer of pathogens and disease. They keep the intestinal walls strong and prevent pathogens from being absorbed into the bloodstream.
How Does Gut Bacteria Affect Immune Functioning?
Because healthy gut flora is so important in helping your immune system function correctly, it is imperative to maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut. Research has found that gut microbiomes play a role in colon cancer, type 2 diabetes and obesity. So, how can you maintain a healthy ratio of good bacteria in your digestive system? Harmful bacteria tend to “hide” behind a layer of biofilm in the gut. The biofilm is extremely toxic and made up of different types of neurotoxins. However, the biofilm protects the “bad bacteria” allowing them to grow unchecked. When this happens, the bacteria damage the intestinal walls, causing tiny puncture holes. This syndrome is called “leaky gut.” One of the first symptoms that people with leaky gut notice is food intolerances. Eventually, the leaky gut allows the harmful bacteria to leave the digestive system, enter the bloodstream and cause a variety of other symptoms, such as chronic fatigue and migraines.
The Role Of Diet In Gut Health
The first step in getting rid of the symptoms is to eliminate the damaging bacteria hiding behind the biofilm layer. One way to do that is to focus on what you eat. Research has found that certain food additives can affect gut health. Processed foods contain additives that help extend the shelf life of food, but they can change gut flora.
A diet that emphasis whole, unprocessed foods can help restore your gut’s normal functioning. Try recipes that use natural, healthy foods like this Super Green Soup recipe from the book “Heal Your Gut.”
How Restore 3 Can Help
Another way to heal your gut is with a natural healing remedy like the Restore 3 formula. This formula was specially designed to address biofilm disruption and remove harmful bacteria and yeast. It also rebalances your gut microbiome to help heal your gut.