Trust your gut.
We’ve all heard that advice, and we all probably give it from time to time. The notion of “going with your gut” or “trusting your gut” alludes to some primal intuition that our gut must somehow know what’s good for us. Something is going on with the gut.
Is it truly the space where our most sound intuition resides?
Maybe. But as far as our overall health is concerned, science is devoting more and more energy to studying what’s up with the gut. And the findings are sweeping.It all gets down to what’s called the microbiome: a delicate ecosystem consisting of billions of bacteria that reside in your gut. When this ecosystem becomes unbalanced, all sorts of health problems from depression to constipation to weight gain can throw your personal balance out of whack as well.