• Kate McDermott

Let's Talk About Gut Health

What is the gut, and why does its health matter? Gut health has been a trending topic as emerging research shows links between gut health and chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders and mental health.

The ‘gut’ is a term that refers to our digestive tract, specifically our small and large intestine which house trillions of microorganisms. The main microorganisms present in the gut are bacteria that form our unique gut ‘microbiota’. Our gut microbiota is composed of strains of bacteria that need a diverse range of foods to thrive.

Everyone’s gut microbiota is shaped early in life but can vary in adulthood depending on dietary habits, exercise frequency, body