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Your gut health is about more than just good digestion. Experts are increasingly recognizing that optimal gut health is required for overall good health and wellbeing. As such, maintaining a balanced gut microbiome and keeping your gut barrier in good shape is a good idea for everyone.

With World Digestive Health Day and World Microbiome day just around the corner, Gut Microbiota for Health launches the #GutToKnowYou campaign. This two-month initiative aims to help people learn more about their gut microbiota and its importance for both health and quality of life.

What can you do to take care of your gut health? Canadian registered dietitian Andrea Hardy, interviewed at the 9th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit, gives you some good advice.

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The term 'gut health' has become increasingly popular among scientists and healthcare practitioners, as well as on social media. We asked dietitians Andrea Hardy, Paula Crespo, Kate Scarlata, Megan Rossi and Mariana Camarena about what constitutes a healthy gut and why taking care of your gut is important for your overall health and well-being (Part 2).

Your gut health is about more than just good digestion. Experts are increasingly recognizing that optimal gut health is required for overall good health and wellbeing. As such, maintaining a balanced gut microbiome and keeping your gut barrier in good shape is a good idea for everyone.

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Foods are processed in the upper digestive tract and pass into the colon when entering the digestive system. A new paper outlines the impact of food consumption in shaping bidirectional communication between digestive responses and the digestive sensations occurring before, during and after a meal.

The last 9th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit hold in Madrid on March updated the science behind diet, the balance between gut microbiota and the immune system, mental health, food intolerances and functional gut disorders, among others. Check out here the Summit’s official report.

While patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 typically present with a respiratory illness, certain patients also report gastrointestinal symptoms. The presence of virus receptors in gastrointestinal epithelial cells and an altered gut microbiota composition in some patients might have implications for managing COVID-19.