Gut Health

You probably already know that the gut (gastrointestinal tract) is a long tube that begins at the mouth and ends at the anus and that the gut helps us digest and absorb the food and drink we put into it. Here are some other interesting facts about the gut:

  • Some important nutrients are made in the gut (Vitamin K, Vitamin B12, etc.)
  • 70% of your immune system is in the gut.
  • There are more neurotransmitters in the gut than in the brain.
  • The bulk of stool is bacteria, not food and not fiber.
  • There are 10x more cells in the bacteria in the gut than there are in the entire body.
  • There is 100X more genetic material in the bacteria of your gut than there is in the entire body.
  • In order to be healthy, the gut must be healthy.

Symptoms of an Unhealthy Gut:

 
  • Acne, Rosacea and other rashes
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Heartburn, burping, and flatulence
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Weak immune system
  • Anxiety/Depression/Mood swings

Conventional medical treatment includes taking medicine that irritates the gut in order to relieve constipation, inhibits normal gut function in order to relieve diarrhea, suppresses stomach secretions to relieve heartburn, suppress the immune system to relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases and anti-depressants to suppress mood swings.

Functional medical treatment includes removing toxins and unhealthy bacteria and yeast from the gut and customizing good bacteria and yeast to support a healthy gut function. We can provide the supplements to clean the liver and heal the gut.

Gut health treatment is available at Hormone Harmony for men, women, and children.

Common Causes of Poor Gut Health: 

 
  • Stress
  • Poor nutrition
  • Lack of exercise
  • Toxins
  • Antibiotic use

Functional Treatment of Poor Gut Health Improves:

 
  • Skin health
  • Normal bowel movements
  • Immune system function
  • Mood

Optimal gut health is crucial because it is our source of nutrients that our bodies are dependent upon. It is the major route of the elimination of toxins and waste. Poor gut health is damaging to our skin, our immune systems and to our brain function.

Call Hormone Harmony today at (281) 944-9472 to schedule your first consultation and get started on your journey to optimal wellness! We use conventional testing methods and leading-edge functional testing methods to determine your imbalances and then we use that information to create a customized plan just for you.