The digestive tract contains 70% of the immune system and produces 75% of all neurotransmitters (chemicals that make us feel and think, like serotonin and dopamine). This tract contains ~6lbs of bacterial cells that outnumber human cells by 10 to 1 and whose balance is critical to health and function.
Digestive tract dysfunction and inflammation have negative implications for all other organ systems and is a precursor to all autoimmune diseases (1). These facts illustrate the importance of digestive health on our wellbeing. For this reason, we work to optimize the gut health of each of our patients.