Treat the Gut

In a Naturopathic Medical education, we often hear the phrase “Treat the Gut.”  What does it mean? It means that our gut is the window to the health of our bodies.  It is the method through which we receive both nutrients and toxins, therefore in many cases treating the cause would be treating the gut.
Today, TIME Healthland tweeted a story regarding the connection between cholesterol and gut bacteria.  As a student of Naturopathic Medicine I already know the importance of having a healthy microbiome within my body, but maybe this article will help you see why:  Time Healthland, What do Gut Bugs Have to do With Cholesterol? A lot.  
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