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.

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.

Gut microbiota, with its close links to metabolism and the immune system, could potentially be a factor that lies at the core of good health. This means it can be positioned at the heart of the processes that influence the risk of contracting different diseases.

How does the brain regulate appetite and energy intake? Using examples of eating disorders, the authors of this article explain how the gut experiences stimuli related to food intake.