by A. Grano on April 17th, 2012 at 8:36 am
New research has uncovered a link between intestinal health and other health conditions, including diabetes, autoimmune diseases, allergies, digestive and bowel disorders. The gut is one of the body’s top defenses against pathogens when there is a proper balance of bacteria and protective cells. However, when this balance is disrupted, the body becomes vulnerable to inflammation – which can lead to poor health in other systems of the body. Antibiotics, poor eating habits, and environmental toxicity are some of the main causes of compromised intestinal health.
Various studies reported in Body Ecology and Diabetes Care suggest that many health problems can be traced back to the gut, due to chronic inflammation and toxins entering the bloodstream as a result of weakened intestinal walls. When these pathogens enter the bloodstream, they can disrupt vital body functions. In the case of diabetes, the toxins distress the pancreas and its insulin-producing capacity. This attack actually contributes to the development of the condition, according to Body Ecology.
Help for Gut Health
To help restore intestinal health, it’s therefore important to minimize potential destroyers of gut health. Probiotics can also help promote gut balance, heal damage and reduce inflammation. Some natural remedies have antibiotic properties but don’t disrupt the ‘good’ balance of bacterial flora in the body, such as vitamin C, zinc, echinacea, honey, and aloe vera. In addition, yogurt containing live cultures is well-known in promoting digestive health.
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