Many health issues could have a root in your gut. Your gut is so much more than your body’s destination for digestion; it’s the motor that keeps your engine running. Over 70 percent of the human immune system resides in our digestive tract, and while healthy foods can keep your belly bacteria in balance, it doesn’t take much to throw that essential ecosystem out of whack.
One meal that disagrees with you, a round of antibiotics, stress, or lifestyle changes can all impact the healthy bacteria that keep our immune systems healthy and working hard. The result can be more than just a bit of digestive distress. Here are 20 major health issues that start in your gut – check them out!