Does gut health affect immunity? Can anyone tell me how gut health and immunity are connected?
Hello, I am a 17 years old male. Is it true that gut health affects immunity? My immunity is not that great. I get the flu and other diseases very easily. Also, my gut health is very poor. I read about it and I am confused about how these two are interconnected. Can anyone tell me how gut health and immunity are connected?
@khush Hello, The immune system is particularly interconnected with gut bacteria. Most of the human microbiota reside in the gut, and as it turns out. The relationship between the two is symbiotic whereby they’ve evolved together to ensure that the body is protected and is eliminating any harmful pathogens that it comes into contact with. The interaction between the two begins at birth, which is the moment the body encounters bacteria for the first time –as the birth canal contains large numbers of bacteria. The immune system forms the diversity of the microbiome and the gut influences the strength and development of the immune system. Throughout life, other factors also shape the composition of the gut flora, i.e. diet, environment, lifestyle habits. The gut and the immune system support one another to promote a healthy body.