How the Overuse of Antibiotics Affects Your Gut Health | The Health Sessions

How the Overuse of Antibiotics Affects Your Gut Health

This article is written by Richard Lin. 

Antibiotics are the most effective form of treatment for specific conditions. Unfortunately, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) determined that approximately 30% of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessarily written each year . That’s 47 million in total! While overprescribing antibiotics might seem harmless, the overuse of these medications can have lasting effects on your overall health.

The purpose of antibiotics is to rid your body of bacteria strains that have become overabundant in the body. However, these medications also destroy healthy bacteria. 

Without these microbes, your gut is a wide-open area prone to pathogens. These pathogens can overtake your gut microbiome and compromise your health. Let’s go over the potential dangers of these prescription drugs and how to improve your health using probiotics. 

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5 Mistakes to Avoid to Maintain Good Gut Health | The Health Sessions

5 Mistakes to Avoid to Maintain Good Gut Health

This article is written by Shadan Jameela. 

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract has the important function of digesting the food you eat. However, this is not the only job it has; it also has other ones that help keep the body healthy and fit.

The gut also houses over two-thirds of the immune system; if it is healthy, you are less prone to getting sick. Additionally, more than 90 percent of the body’s serotonin is produced in the gastrointestinal tract. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter that regulates your mood, memory, sleep patterns and quality, appetite, and other bodily functions.

Since a healthy gut equates to a healthy body, it is vital that it is always at its peak of wellness.

Unfortunately, certain habits can cause an imbalance in your gastrointestinal tract. This can lead to issues with your digestion, lower immunity, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, and other symptoms that can affect your daily activities.

If you want to keep your gastrointestinal tract healthy and be at your best all the time, make sure you do away with these mistakes and unhealthy habits:

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