Janvi Chitalia is one of India’s only Integrative Gut Microbiome Expert and a Functional Nutritionist. Today, she explains a few tips to help you boost your immunity at a time when we need it the most amidst this pandemic. However, to help you fully understand her advice, here is a detailed and simplified overview of the things she has discussed in the video. Let’s find out the secrets that will help keep us healthy and happy!
What is gut microbiome?
The gut refers to our digestive system including the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. Within this system lies an entire ecosystem of bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi, both good and bad, which are together known as a microbiome. These microorganisms are largely responsible for our overall health and mood.
What does your gut microbiome say about you?
Each of our gut microbiomes are as unique as our fingerprints. It is impacted by several things that occur throughout our lives which include our infant feeding method and birthing process along with:
- Stress (Exercise, psychological and metabolic)
A lot of the daily issues we face can stem from this unique universe inside us. Here are some lesser known examples:
- Certain bacterial species in our gut help produce neurotransmitters like serotonin which regulate our mood.
- It also helps contain blood sugar levels and can reduce your risk of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
- Studies have shown that this ecosystem also regulates triglycerides and “good cholesterol” HDL (high density lipoprotein) which keep your heart healthy.
- If there is an imbalance of harmful and healthy microorganisms in your gut, then it can cause weight gain.
According to a BBC article , 67% of the cells in our body come from the microorganisms. Hacking into their full potential can help us remain a lot stronger in facing diseases of any kind. , 67% of the cells in our body come from the microorganisms. Hacking into their full potential can help us remain a lot stronger in facing diseases of any kind.
So, make sure you follow the professional tips in the video and avoid dysbiosis (which is the imbalance of good and bad microorganisms in your gut). If you keep your gut microbiome healthy, you can enjoy a healthier immune system, metabolism, mood and heart for longer!
About Janvi Chitalia:
Janvi Chitalia is an Integrative Gut Microbiome Expert and Functional Nutritionist from Mumbai. She is the Founder of Body Cocoon, a clinic that focuses on healing different diseases by addressing gut health and creating the perfect mind body balance through concepts like intuitive eating, bioindividuality, primary food and secondary food.