The human gut is more complex than we previously thought, and studies over the past two decades have increasingly shown just how much the gut impacts our whole-body health.
A healthy gut flora contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep, and effective digestion, and new studies show it may even help to prevent some cancers and autoimmune diseases.
What is gut microbiome?
Gut microbiome are the microorganisms living in your intestines. We have about 300 to 500 different species of bacteria in our digestive tract, which constitutes the community of bacteria commonly known as “flora”. Although some microorganisms are harmful to our health, many are beneficial and very necessary for a healthy human body.
What happens when your gut microbiome is depleted by chemicals, additives and drugs?
Studies have demonstrated links between many medical conditions including the following:
- The immune system
- Mental health and mood
- Autoimmune diseases
- Endocrine disorders
- Skin conditions
- and cancer
Gut health can be impacted by many variables with the most common being
- Ingesting of chemicals through food and environment
- Poor diet
- Prescription medicines including antibiotics
- Unclean water… the list can go on.
So, if we know your health can be depleted when you’re exposed to these external influences, why is tap water approved to contain so many chemicals?
Why Does Tap Water Contain So Many Chemicals?
Water is a solvent meaning that substances can easily be dissolved in it. Your drinking water travels from a large dam through pipes to your home. Along the way, water can pick up many additives, grit, heavy metals and chemicals, and in addition, chemicals are added to treat the water such as chlorine and fluoride.
There are a number of lifestyle changes you can make to positively affect your gut health, so lets take a look at the one that has the most reoccurring effect first… the chemicals in your hydration.
With a rise of gut health issues and so many Australians consuming tap water as their main source of hydration, could healthier water be the key to good digestion?
Don’t let drinking unfiltered tap water undermine your health. Healthy water has been shown to have a beneficial effect on the mucosal lining of the intestines, as well as on the balance of good bacteria in the gut. Staying hydrated is a simple way to promote a healthy gut, so filter out the bad, and drink the good!
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