What's Causing Your IBS And How To Heal Your Gut

Episode 600 23m


Believe it or not, the surface area of your small intestine, which is where your food is absorbed, is the size of a tennis court. Your small intestine is also the home of your gut-immune system, which accounts for about 60 percent of your total immune system. The lining of this sophisticated system is just one cell layer away from a toxic sewer where all of the bacteria and undigested food particles live in your gut.

If that lining breaks down—from stress; too many antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen; steroids; intestinal infections; a low-fiber, high-sugar diet; alcohol; and more—your immune system will be exposed to foreign particles from food, bacteria, and other microbes. This, in turn, creates havoc that can lead to an irritable bowel and other system-wide problems including allergies, arthritis, and autoimmune and mood disorders.

In today’s episode of a new series called Health Bites, I discuss how to heal irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and upregulate your gut health, which is at the forefront of Americans’ most common health complaints.


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Narrator: Coming up on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Mark Hyman: So, your ecosystem in your gut plays an enormous role in your health. And when your gut bacteria out of balance, you're out of balance and you don't have enough healthy bacteria. It makes you systemically sick. Hey, everyone. It's Dr. Mark Hyman. Welcome to Doctor's Farmacy, a place for conversations that matter. And today, I'm bringing you a new feature of The Doctor's Farmacy called Health Bites, where I teach you how to improve your health by taking small steps. It can lead to significant changes in your health over time. Today, we're talking about really important strategies to eliminate or fix or heal irritable bowel syndrome, which affects so many people. And also how to..

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Ep. 600 - What's Causing Your IBS And How To Heal Your Gut