"All Disease Begins in The Gut.” - Hippocrates
Gut Health 101
The human gut is the command center of our health. Our gut helps us digest foods, weed out foreign pathogenic bacteria, shifts our mood, and many more.
Science has been discovering many fascinating things about our gut and how it’s connected to many different system in our body including our brain, skin, mouth, blood, and metabolism.
As humans evolved, our first brains have undoubtedly become more intelligent (healthier) than our ancestors. Whereas, our second brain, the gut, has become weaker. This is due to to the fast-paced lifestyle of today’s human whose diets consist of refined sugars, artificial colorings, and hormone-filled fried foods.
Welcome to the Human Microbiome
Within the tissues of your gut lies a complex ecosystem made up of different bacteria, yeast, and viruses. This area is called the microbiome.
The microbiome consists anywhere from 10 to 100 trillion symbiotic microbial cells. These microbes help regulate our immune system, synthesize vitamins, create neurotransmitters, and many more. In short, our microbiome is an essential organ that is directly related to our health.
Probiotics. The Good Guys.
There are many microbes that are known to be bad for us. Bacteria such as E. Coli (Chipotle, anyone?), Salmonella (uncooked chicken), and others. However, our bodies are also full of probiotics which are good bacteria that help us feel the best. Probiotics have shown to provide many health benefits from digestive support, immune regulation, weight loss, and even our mood! So how do you introduce good bacteria into your system?
By consuming them. Shocking, right?
The answer lies in probiotics, and we happen to know a thing or two about that as well.
Prebiotics. Ammunition for the Good Guys
Although probiotics are needed for a balanced microbiome. Nonetheless, without whole prebiotic foods personalized for your microbiome it won’t be enough.
Prebiotics are fibrous foods that feed good bacteria and weed out the bad. Prebiotics are required to have the full arsenal in improving your Gut Health.
How Do I Maintain Gut Health?
Our gut’s are a mess due to modern living -- that’s why we need to find the right balance. With Thyve’s personalized probiotics we ensure your gut has the right good bacteria. Furthermore, we utilize microbiome sequencing technology to determine the right prebiotic foods personalized for you to boost the good guys and weed out the bad.
While it’s not possible to go back in time, it is possible to get back to basics. Start by nourishing your second brain to improve your overall well-being.
Stay in touch with the world of the microbiome
Learn more about the latest research on the microbiome, the science behind Thryve and stories from citizen scientists in our community.GO TO THE THRYVE BLOG