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Healthy Gut Cookbook by Maya Gangadharan, Gavin Pritchard

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Introduction

We’ve all heard phrases referencing the relationship between your innards and your emotions, such as “gut feeling.” Recently, medical professionals have begun to explore the connection between your gut and your health.

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Recent studies have linked the microbiome—another word for the world of friendly (and sometimes unfriendly) bacteria and microbes that live in your intestines—to weight loss, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, and more. Problems like gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea often are thought of as normal, but in fact, they often are symptoms of a “leaky gut” that has become compromised by stress, bad habits, bad food choices, or toxins. It’s best to correct the problem before deeper issues ...

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