Lots of evidence is accumulating that you have to have a great gut to have great health.
Having a great gut, while not a medical term, nor completely defined, may mean different things to all of us.
The bacteria in our gut are known as the microbiota also called the microbiome.
There are scores of gut colonies of bacteria hard at work to improve your health. These bacteria have jobs as diverse as producing vitamins, producing localized hormones, help digest our food, keep toxin elimination smooth, keep our teeth healthy, and our breath fresh.
On the other hand some gut bacteria are toxic, and literally can be fatal, especially if allowed to multiply unchecked. So while we make light of having healthy pop, it’s actually very important.
The microbiota will vary with diet, stress, hormone levels, age, antibiotics, and toxin exposure (like pesticides in non-organic food).
Regular bowel movements are part of keeping your gut healthy. But regular can be less often than once daily.
For those who have questions, see your provider to discuss what type of nutritional changes you might make to improve your gut health.