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Functional Medicine: Why Gut Health is Important and How to Maintain It.


Gut health is an increasingly popular topic of conversation. Millions of cases of digestive diseases are diagnosed worldwide each year. Some of these diseases are benign, but others can be very serious. Fortunately, there are many things we can do to maintain our intestinal health.



Here are a few tips:


1. Eat natural and organic foods.


The best way to maintain your gut health is to eat a nutrient-rich diet. Natural and organic foods are a great source of nutrients, so try to incorporate them into your diet as much as possible. You should make sure to avoid chemicals as much as possible, as they can harm your microbiome (the bacteria that live in your gut).


2: Drink plenty of water.


Water is essential for good health, but it is also very important for gut health. Water helps lubricate the digestive tract and allows enzymes to move easily along the digestive tract. In addition, water helps flush toxins from the body and keeps the body hydrated. It is recommended to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.


3. Exercise regularly.


Exercising regularly is also important for bowel health. Exercise helps improve bowel movement and increase gastrointestinal motility. It can also help reduce stress, which can cause digestive problems. It is recommended to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, but if you can’t do it every day, do what you can!


4. Reduce stress.


Stress can negatively affect gut health, so try to minimize stress in your life. You can practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or yoga to help you manage stress. You can also talk to a therapist if stress is a serious problem in your life.


5. Incorporate probiotics into your daily diet.


Probiotics are “good” bacteria that are naturally found in the human body and can also be found in yogurts and other fermented foods. Probiotics help maintain a healthy balance between “good” and “bad” bacteria in the gut, which improves digestion and protects against intestinal infections.




Gut health is crucial to staying strong and healthy overall. Fortunately, there are many things we can do to improve our gut microbiota and promote optimal health. By incorporating these five simple strategies into our daily lives, we can significantly improve our overall well-being and enjoy a higher level of energy, immunity, optimal digestion and much more.



Dr. Mansi Shah

Functional Wellness Network 



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