Many people do not realize the significance of gut health and how it relates to the well being of the entire body. Gut Health is another term for the healthy balance of good bacteria in our digestive system. (Otherwise know as microbiome) I have been learning so much about the importance of gut health and how it can prevent disease.
The gut microbiome plays a very important role in your health by helping control digestion and benefiting your immune system and many other aspects of health. An imbalance of unhealthy and healthy microbes in the intestines may result in many health issues as well as serious diseases.
When your gut health is compromised, the bad bacteria in your gut can grow and result in infections such as helicobacter pylori. This nasty bacteria lives exclusively in the human stomach and is the only known bacteria able to survive and grow in such an acid environment.
Helicobacter pylori induces a range of symptoms such as fatigue and constant stomach pain and discomfort. It also causes stomach ulcers and can also lead to deadly diseases such as stomach cancer. In fact, it is responsible for 60-90% of gastric cancers. Given these estimates, it is possible that Helicobacter pylori claims more lives each year than car accidents. That is extremely scary!
Migraines, Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular problems and certain immune diseases have also been linked to Helicobacter pylori infection.
This infection responds poorly to antibiotics, but thankfully, there are supplements available for helicobacter pylori treatment. Infections such as this one can be prevented by taking precautions, such as the proper nutritional supplements.
There are natural supplements that you can take daily to help prevent these types of dangerous infections. One of these recommended supplements is a natural product which has been used since ancient times as an antiseptic and remedy for a range of stomach ailments: mastic gum (pistacia lentiscus).
Several clinical studies have shown that mastic gum inhibits or eliminates H.pylori as well as other bacteria and fungal infections. Mastic gum is a safe, effective and natural nutritional supplement, free from side-effects.
There is so much to learn about gut health and how it ties into the way our entire body functions! It is all very interesting to me, and I plan to keep researching ways to keep myself and my family as healthy as possible!