What Are the Signs of a Healthy Gut?

Sophie Wei
Sophie Wei20 Dec 2022
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Gut health is an essential part of your overall well-being. A healthy gut will contain diverse bacteria and immune cells that can protect your body from damage and harm. The microbes and bacteria of your gut are often referred to as your “gut microbiota” or your gut “microbiome.” Anywhere between 300-1000 species of bacteria live in your gut and can contribute to almost 2 million different genes. Your gut microbiota plays a fundamental role in digestion and has also been linked to mental health and immune system function.

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Sophie Wei

Sophie is a 2024 Pharm D. candidate studying pharmacy at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She has a passion for healthcare and writing and hopes to make meaningful contributions to healthcare transparency and accessibility. In her free time, she likes to take care of her houseplants, cook, and hang out with her cat.

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