New research emerges every day revealing the connections between the gut and overall health.
Gut health is influenced by two related variables: the intestinal barrier and the gut microbiota. Disturbances in either one of these factors can induce gut inflammation, inciting a chain reaction of damage that begins locally and may spread systemically throughout the body.
The intestinal barrier is a multilayer system made up of intestinal epithelial cells, proteins, protective mucus . . .