Have you ever heard anyone say your health begins on the inside? Well, that statement couldn’t be more true. Everything from digestive health, your ability to fight diseases, or even your mood can be linked back to the gut. To put it simply, when your gut is healthy, you are most likely healthy! This is because 80% of your immune system is found in the gut.
Since the gut plays a large role in health, it’s often referred to as “the second brain.” Just like the brain in your head, it’s important to keep your “second brain” in tip-top shape. So how do you do that? By balancing gut bacteria. A properly balanced gut has approximately 80% good bacteria to 20% bad bacteria. (We’ll talk more about how to reach optimal gut health in the “Leaky Gut Syndrome” infographic below)
When the gut isn’t working properly, the body suffers. This is referred to as “leaky gut syndrome.” This infographic gives a brief overview of the causes, symptoms, and steps to healing a leaky gut.