What does Gut Health have to do with Quality of Life as you Age?
Your gut impacts almost every part of your body. Imbalances in your gut can lead to skin flare-ups, anxiety, brain fog, and more. But did you know your age could be impacting your gut health?
Age And The Gut
In a recent study, scientists found that when older mice are implanted with younger mice fecal matter, their brain function improved, including learning and memory. Although scientists are still working to understand this unique gut-brain connection, they’ve noted that this study clearly shows the impact of maintaining a healthy gut.
The Importance Of A Diverse Gut
Another study found that older people with a more diverse gut tend to be healthier and live longer than their peers. Those with a more diverse gut also had lower cholesterol and more Vitamin D detected in their blood. Participants in the study who had a healthy gut were also more mobile and had less detrimental GI issues later in life. If a participant had a less diverse gut, they were also more likely to be on multiple medications.
How To Heal Your Gut
The best way to create a more diverse gut environment is by having a healthy diet filled with whole foods, fiber, minimal stress, healthy movement, and the right supplements.
Choosing the right probiotic is key to creating a diverse gut microbiome. Look to find a brand that has to correct Colony Forming Units and ingredients for your body. This may mean meeting with a functional medicine doctor to determine what your body truly needs.
Another option is to try our GoodGut Program. It’s is based on the functional medicine approach to gut health and it is designed to rebuild and restore gut health long term. We offer a roadmap to relieving digestive symptoms and strengthening the gut against future invaders.
Using our GoodGut Program alongside our Food Journal can help you to better understand how your gut functions so you can make the right lifestyle choices to help you maintain a healthy gut for years to come.