The Immune System-Gut Connection

February 17, 2018

Creating a healthy immune system doesn’t mean just supporting it during cold and flu season. It is an ongoing process that creates a sustainable, internal environment to protect us from short-term illness and long-term diseases. One of the best ways to ensure a healthy immune system is to ensure the health of our gut! But why? 

You should start to think of the gut as being the barrier that protects us from the outside world. It is also important to know that approximately 70% of our immune system resides in our gut. Our “gut-associated immune system” and the gut lining is highly selective and designed to only allow properly digested amino acids, fatty acids, simple sugars and certain molecules through the gut wall into the body and bloodstream. When the gut lining is inflamed (due to food sensitivities, bacterial imbalances, medications, antibiotics, low stomach acid, poor diet and low digestive enzymes), unwanted and improperly digested food proteins bypass the damaged gut lining and make their way into the bloodstream. This triggers an immune reaction and eventually over time leads to the development of allergies and autoimmune conditions (the attack on our body’s own healthy tissue)

If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, celiac, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's/colitis), lupus, psoriasis, or eczema, you are going to love the newest ebook I am writing, Managing Autoimmunity through Digestive Healing. I am working with an alarming number of clients lately who have presented these conditions, and I knew this was a much-needed book to release to help you guys. Stay tuned to my Instagram page @marissaliana and my website for the launch of this ebook. 



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