Most of us know that our gastrointestinal tract is a long tube that stretches from our mouth to our anus and is responsible for taking in food, digesting it, extracting and absorbing nutrients and energy while excreting waste. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system along the bacteria, fungi and arachaea which comprise our gut microbiota play a major role in our overall health 1. Our gut plays a critical role in immunity, inflammation, detoxification and cognitive function which has nothing to do with digestion. An imbalance in the microbiome has now been associated with pain, headaches and fatigue to the development of diseases and medical conditions such as allergies, diabetes, alzheimer’s disease, IBS, ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, anxiety, psoriasis and eczema 2-5. Some 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men report some
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