27 May Why Gut Health Matters
The gut is a tube that resembles a long string of sausages, it begins at the mouth and ends at the anus. But it’s not just a small straight tube: in an adult the surface area of the gut spans out to nearly the size of a tennis court and is around 8 metres (20 feet) long.
The gut is a complex system with its main organs being the stomach, small and large intestines. And it’s far more than just a processing centre for food, this role takes up only a small portion of its function. It works tirelessly to build optimal wellbeing and your child’s health (and yours) is dependent on the gut being in tip-top shape.
80% on the Immune System is situated in the Gut Wall
The best defence from all common childhood illnesses is a robust immune system and a vast network of these cells are interwoven within the gut wall. Your child’s immune system is dependent of a healthy functioning gut.
The ‘Second Brain’ is interwoven within the Gut Wall
Interwoven in the Gut Wall is the Enteric Nervous System which can influence brain function. There are more nerve cells situated in the gut than in the spinal cord. Through this network the gut is in constant communication with the brain and vice versa. Gut health has a direct impact on your child’s mental and cognitive functions.
The Gut Wall
The gut wall joins together like a jigsaw to provide a strong leak-proof structure. It’s just one cell thick making it paper thin. These cells are constantly in a state of renewal, with new cells being produced every 3 days. A healthy immune system and optional brain functions are dependent on a strong leak-proof gut wall. Poor gut health is the underlying cause of many childhood illnesses.
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