Why Nurturing Your Gut Health May Be the Key to a Diet that Works

Diet and nutritionThe latest research suggests your gut bacteria is almost as unique as your fingerprint. Inside your gut, you house a distinct combination of bacteria that determines how your body reacts to certain foods. Someday, finding the perfect diet to manage a healthy weight may be as simple as assessing the profile of your gut bacteria.

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Fight Disease by Boosting Your Digestive Health

GI TrackTaking care of your gut is one of the most important things you can do for your health—bar none. That’s because your gut contains your microbiome. The microbiome, located in your gastrointestinal tract, consists of trillions of microbes that outnumber our cells roughly 10 to one—and they play a key role in how well your immune system, digestion and brain all function.

People with low levels of good bacteria (the microbes that help fight disease) in their microbiome are likely to suffer from conditions that have been linked to poor gut health, like autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and inflammatory bowel disease, which can lead to colorectal cancer.

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