Infuse Issue 13 May 2021 | Page 18

Supported by The Olive Wellness Institute

Eating for Gut Health

by Dr Joanna McMillan

Gut health remains a hot topic in both nutrition science research and in the media … and for good reason . The gut is the main interface between the outside world and the inside of our bodies and what happens there influences the health of the whole body .

The gut microbiome - the vast collection of micro-organisms , mostly bacteria , that live within us – plays an essential role . They are not just hitching a ride with the human body ; they are our partners in digestion and we benefit as much from them as they do from us . That ’ s why for optimal health you have to not only fuel yourself well , but your gut microbiome too .
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