What is “gut health”?

These days, “gut health” is a popular topic in health discussions. But what does that actually mean? While there are many ways people define “gut health,” the term really refers to the function of the gastrointestinal (GI) system which runs from our mouth to our large intestine. It also incorporates the health of our gut microbiome, the trillions of microorganisms that live along our GI tract. But here’s something most people don’t know: the health of the gut immune system plays a key role in overall gut health.

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