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The Gut Brain Connection: Your Gut and Brain are More Connected than You Think

Have you ever felt butterflies in your stomach or hangry when you went too long without eating? We often feel emotions in our gut while poor gut health and chronic intestinal problems influence our mood and cognitive functioning. This is because of the gut-brain connection, one of the primary indicators of overall health. Today, we wanted to cover why this connection exists and the easy steps you can take to improve both your brain and gut health.   What is gut-brain health?   First off, what exactly is gut-brain health? It’s the idea that your gut health directly impacts your brain health and vice versa. The biochemistry between the brain and the guts means they often communicate with each other, including sending messages back and forth about your mood,...

How Does Alcohol Affect Gut Health?

Overindulging in alcohol damages a variety of bodily functions from your liver to your mental health. An often overlooked area affected by alcohol is your gut. But how exactly does alcohol affect your gut and what are the signs your gut isn’t happy with how much you’re drinking?   Alcohol and the Gut   Gut health is about more than your stomach–it can impact your mind, immune system, the risk level for certain types of cancer, and more. Basically, it’s one of the major determinants of health in your body.   When you drink alcohol, it can affect your gut health in two primary ways. First, once it's metabolized, it will enter the small intestine and decrease intestinal permeability. This can lead to a leaky gut syndrome, a condition that can...

Cooking For Your Gut

Cooking For Your Gut: Dietary Education & Guidance and cooking demonstration A properly functioning digestive system is critical to overall health & disease prevention. If you are suffering from digestive concerns, seasonal allergies, weight gain, hormonal imbalances, mood disturbances, or an autoimmune disorder, you may have underlying gut inflammation. It is estimated that nearly 1/4 of us suffer from digestive issues which can directly impact the 70%-80% of your immune system that resides in your digestive tract. This program will present a functional approach that addresses the 5Rs of gut restoration to restore your gut health. In this workshop, the Thrive providers are going to break out the toolbox for gut health and share with you some of the most important tasks, diets, and supplements for optimal health. Details Date: April...

How glyphosate impacts your gut health and microbiome

Glyphosate is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the United States and around the world. It’s found in transgenic crops like corn, soy, and canola oil, and while it’s healthy for those crops, glyphosate might not be as healthy for your gut.   Many countries have banned glyphosate for a variety of reasons including the fact that it has been linked to the disappearance of bees worldwide and connected to a decrease in biodiversity. But glyphosate isn’t only bad for the bees — it’s bad for humans as well.   The majority of scientists now believe that glyphosate negatively impacts our gut health — researchers in Finland found that 54% of the human microbiome has possible sensitivities. Other studies have linked it to specific problems in the...

Balance in the Gut: Monday Motivation with Dr. Jerby

Balance in our lives starts with gaining and maintaining balance in your gut. Dr. Jerby shares the importance of gut balance and health and how it can help our immune systems and prevent predispose chronic diseases. When thinking about a healthy gut keep this in mind when you're putting food in your body. Weed - get rid of that bad stuff Seed - take in the good stuff Feed - give that good stuff what it needs [embed]https://vimeo.com/304680000[/embed] Do you feel you need a Gut Check? Schedule a free 15 minute eVisit with one of our Certified Functional Medical providers today! [maxbutton id="3" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/evisit/" text="Click here to Request an eVisit" ]...