Digestive Function

The health and function of your digestive system is greatly influenced by your gut microbiome, which is a complex and vast community of bacteria and micro-organisms living in your intestinal tract.

A balanced microbiome assists with healthy digestion, produces important nutrients like folic acid, and assists in the absorption of minerals like calcium. It improves immune function, protects from harmful bacteria and parasites, reduces inflammation, supports metabolism and assists mood and brain function.

However, there are many factors that can negatively impact the
gut microbiome, such as:
These factors create conditions that allow the overgrowth of bad bacteria, putting the gut microbiome out of balance. This may cause digestive symptoms such as bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and even food sensitivities to arise. Or if left untreated it may lead to the development of gastrointestinal conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastritis, reflux, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), diverticulitis or Crohn’s disease.
If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms or conditions, book an appointment with one of our Naturopaths today. Let us help you create a functional, healthy and balanced gut microbiome so you can feel the best version of yourself!

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