Be in control of
the control centre

Sure, when the body needs nutrients, the body takes action. But scientists are still discovering the many other ways the gut controls our health. The gut is now thought of as the body’s second brain and plays an important role in your defence against invaders (your immune system) and more.

An unhealthy or out of balance gut is like an unbalanced car wheel.
The whole body is impacted with an unnecessary rough ride.

It’s not just the stomach and intestines that do all of the work either. The friendly bacterial helpers that reside in your gut are critical to its performance. Taking care of both the body’s own cells and the bacteria that live within the gut microbiome, helps ensure a solid foundation.

Gut Ecosystem

Gut Cells

(Body)

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Bacterial Helpers

(Bugs)

Branched fats were your first meal

In the weeks before birth in our mother’s womb, our skin shed a waxy coating called vernix caseosa (or vernix for short). Aside from protecting the skin, this coating served another important purpose – it was our very first meal.

As we prepared for birth, we swallowed fluid containing the vernix. This lined our developing digestive system with a rich source of nutrients – a special meal designed to feed specific strains of friendly bacteria we needed to prevail in our gut.

It’s a process we know is important, because when premature babies are not able to feed on vernix, they are at a higher risk of gut infections after birth.

Maintaining a healthy gut in children

The first three to five years in children are so important for setting the foundation of a healthy gut for the years to come. By age five, most of our gut ecosystem is developed and the relationship between body and bugs well established. Supporting a strong foundation from the start can help set them up for life.

Maintaining a healthy gut in adults

Adult life is full of demands and a sluggish gut that’s out of balance can get in the way. A healthy gut is one you can forget is even there – it goes about it’s vital functions and enables you to get on with yours. Unfortunately illness, indulgence, antibiotics and diet can alter the performance of our gut and weaken even the strongest of foundations. Supporting a strong foundation can help to maintain wellness and help you bounce back from the challenges life throws at it.

Maintaining a healthy gut in adults

Adult life is full of demands and a sluggish gut that’s out of balance can get in the way. A healthy gut is one you can forget is even there – it goes about it’s vital functions and enables you to get on with yours. Unfortunately illness, indulgence, antibiotics and diet can alter the performance of our gut and weaken even the strongest of foundations. Supporting a strong foundation can help to maintain wellness and help you bounce back from the challenges life throws at it.

Maintaining a healthy gut in seniors

As we age, some body systems may start to slow down. The gut is one of them. Knowing the important role the gut plays in a healthy immune system, nutrition, vitality and happiness, it’s so important that seniors look after their gut health which includes ensuring microbiota diversity.