This June was the month devoted to the digestive system, as per the Portuguese Society of Gastroenterology. It might be said that while all the human bodily systems are important, the gastroenterological system is the least respected. Most of us are so used to its irks, so used to experiencing its burps, reflux, and other anomalies, that for the most part though we consider them annoying, we fail to remember that there are often real issues of importance to our health at the base of these homey irks. It’s not unheard of for real issues to go unchecked, because of this tendency to treat digestive irks as livable, until they are truly at a devastating peak. The digestive system is vast, the largest in the human body, comprising many organs. Yet, screenings are often overlooked. These screenings can ward of cancers. Regular screenings, cholesterol checks and liver function tests should all be done routinely, even without symptoms. Checking in regularly with a primary physician or gastroenterologist is par for preventing many diseases, including those of a digestive nature. Likewise it behooves everyone to watch their diet and exercise regularly. It’s wise to remember that the gastroenterological system houses a world of microbes needed by the body. This microbiome effects immunity and health in countless ways. Besides ingesting healthful foods and supplements, we can also proactively effect the state of our biodome by using probiotics.
- While the digestive system is large and important, many people fail to take care of it properly.
- Keeping your digestive system healthy means also making sure your microbiome is healthy too.
- You should eat a healthy diet and also consider probiotics for a healthy digestive system.
“A diversified diet, associated with healthy lifestyle habits, will have a positive impact on the digestive system, resulting in an increase of the protective bacteria.”