According to the National Library of Medicine, there are 10x microbial cells in the human gut compared to the rest of the human body. A healthy gut is comprised of a well-balanced (intestinal) environment, referred to as the gut microbiome. The gut microbiome can contain more than 1,000 species of bacteria that are responsible to maintain a healthy immune system.
Gut bacteria are involved in harvesting energy from food, balancing the good versus bad bacterial composition, and creating neurotransmitters such as serotonin, enzymes, and vitamins that are involved with immune and metabolic functions. They can also strengthen the intestinal mucosal lining.
Having imbalances in the gut microbiome can lead to gastrointestinal symptoms like:
- Skin Conditions
- Immune System Disorders
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Inflammatory Conditions
- Leaky Gut Syndrome
If you are interested in a path toward a healthier gut, Dr. Stanley Jones begins your assessment with a consultation and initial gut lab testing. If any sensitivities are found, Dr. Jones will create a treatment plan with nutritional coaching and supplementation that works best for you. Patients may call 713-773-2273 to schedule a gut health consultation to experience a healthier and more vibrant you!