THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF INTESTINAL MUCUS (huh??)
In March, I had the opportunity to attend the fascinating annual World Congress on the Gut Microbiota for Health conference in Miami. Overall, the number of questions raised was far greater than questions answered, but the potential for knowledge and applied interventions waiting for science to uncover them seems limitless. I truly can’t wait to learn all that science will have to offer in the decades to come.
For now, enjoy this wonderful new resource I discovered from the Gut Microbiota for Health website. They share the latest scientific discoveries and free informative infographics like the one included below on THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF INTESTINAL MUCUS:
“The intestinal barrier is the first line of defense against pathogens and antigens in the gut and it encompasses both physical and chemical properties. However, little is known about its critical function for maintaining health and how barrier function is influenced by the microbiota under healthy conditions or in physiological states.
Have a look at our new Gut Microbiota for Health infographic to learn how a dysfunctional intestinal barrier may play a role in the development of gastrointestinal diseases.”
As mentioned many times before on our blog and social media posts, there is SO MUCH to learn about the gut microbiome’s influence on our health – from gut health, to weight management, to depression/anxiety, to colon cancer risks. I eagerly anticipate learning all that science will have to offer on this topic in the decades to come.
Please call 224.407.4400 or visit compgihealth.com to schedule an appointment. We are eager to share all we know about the impact the gut microbiome may have on your health and wellness.