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TRUTHBOMB! The health of our gut is everything. What you eat effects so much more than what you weigh, or how much body fat you have. If you've done any research on the microbiome (the micro organisms in the gut) or if you're ahead of the game and have researched the holobiome (not only the microbiotic flora in the gut and mouth but also on our skin and the cloud of bacteria around us in our energetic field) than you know HOW IMPORTANT gut health is. . These bacterial cells in and on your body play a huge role in your immune system, brain health (central nervous system) and overall health. There are actually more bacterial cells in your body than human cells. That being said, can you see why the health of the bacteria in/on your body would effect EVERYTHING?! . But we've heard this all before right? YES. 2500 years ago Hippocrates stated "All Disease Begins in the Gut" and if we have 10 times the amount of health-determining bacteria in this particular place versus the rest of the entire body, it KINDA makes sense. . We are born with a large portion of our microbiome determined already through birth, breastfeeding, and our initial environment growing up. It is said that the healthiest microbiome stems from the combination of a vaginal birth (versus c-section), being breast-fed, and growing up being exposed to many bacteria (versus a very sterile environment). BUT, there are things that can heavily influence the health of the microbiome, for better, and for worse. . Antibiotics and antacids can destroy the good bacteria in the gut, and it can take up to two years to regenerate what is lost in just one round of these antibiotics/prescriptions. The food we eat also plays a huge role and each food contributes to the health of good bacteria, or feeds the bad bacteria. And when this gets out of balance it is know as gut-dysbiosis. . There is so much research being done in this area and it is just the beginning. If you are struggling with your health, your weight, and you just haven't been able to find the right answers, or you are just putting a band-aid on your symptoms by taking certain drugs... let's work together and try to get to the root cause of the issues!