Many holistic-minded practitioners believe optimal gastrointestinal health is the first step in maintaining and restoring the innate healing potential of the body. Sadly, poor lifestyle choices make up approximately 70 percent of the burden of illness and the associated costs. An increase in stress levels, excessive sugar intake and daily consumption of low-quality refined foods all contribute to the growing problem. Consequently, dietary choices can disrupt gut mucosal tissue and immune homeostasis over time, and as a result, researchers are focusing more of their attention on the intestinal barrier. Thus, lifestyle modifications and therapies that cultivate optimal permeability may soon become a widely accepted standard of care in natural medicine.
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