Philip H. Odle
ISSA Certified Nutritionist -- Certified Advanced Gut Restoration Nutritional Advisor

Gut Health

Please note: None of the information on these pages should be taken as giving medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Consult your primary care practitioner before making any medical decisions.

The Digestive System is one of the organ systems in the human body. The digestive tract is an open system with openings at both ends. it begins at the mouth and ends at the anus. This system breaks down food into smaller molecules. The parts of this system known as the gastrointestinal tract, the stomach, small and large intestines carry out functions responsible for breaking down food into energy. The human body is made up of ten (10) times more microbial cells (bacterial, viral and fungal) than human cells. The majority of those microbes live in the GI tract and the majority of those, live in the large intestine. (The colon) That microbial community residing in the colon is known as the gut microbiome.

The Gut Microbiome is the starting point of good human health. Take care of it by feeding it properly and it will take care of us. Ignore it and it will feed on us causing gut disfunction (dysbiosis), which is related to multiple conditions, including, IBS or IBD and often to a multitude of non-communicable diseases, landing us in Metabolic Syndrome. From a nutritional perspective, the question then is, what dietary elements must we introduce, remove or adjust, to nurture our gut microbiome, not only to minimize the effects of decline through ageing, but to strengthen our immune system now. But..............

What is the "Gut Microbiome"?

So, what are some examples and conversation of a dysfunctional gut....

This is as accurate as it gets.