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Gut Imbalance -IS- Immune Imbalance

Dr. Mark Iwanicki May 3, 2021

70% of your immune system is in your gut. The gut mucosa is the first line of defense against the outside world. When there is an imbalance of your gut microbiome (ie high levels of pathogens, parasites, overgrowth, missing key stone species, impaired intestinal lining aka “Leaky gut”, etc) then there is dysfunction in the immune system as a whole.

Lowered immunity makes us susceptible to more invasion by outside bugs and further disrupts our gut microbiome. Which in turn weakens our immune system. It’s a vicious cycle.

Working on rebalancing your gut through diet, lifestyle and supplemental support can help strengthen the immune system and make our defenses stronger from external assault.

Everyones gut microbiome balance is unique so working with a trained and licensed Naturopathic doctor who can evaluate your individual case and give tailored recommendations is essential.

(⚠️if you are having normal bowel movements 1-2 times per day, no gas, bloating, or abdominal pain and are generally healthy and fit-those are good signs your microbiome is in balance).

Dr. Mark Iwanicki
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
My name is Dr. Mark Iwanicki N.D. L.A.c and I am a board certified and licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Masters of Acupuncture. I am passionate about helping patients with chronic illness achieve a life of optimal health and wellness and hope to inspire all who visit this site in that same passion. I am currently seeing patients remotely via Zoom online Telehealth appointments.
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