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.
Branched fats were your 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
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 its 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.