The term “gut instinct” has been around for many years but it was only in recent years that scientists have discovered the important role that gut health or the health of the digestive system plays in our overall health.
Your gut health status is closely connected to your overall health. There are at least 300 to 500 different kinds of bacteria in your gut along with viruses and other microorganisms. Together, they form an ecosystem known as the gut microbiome that comprises beneficial, harmful and opportunistic microbes.
Food intolerance refers to difficulty digesting certain foods. A person with a food intolerance will experience symptoms of stomach discomfort. They include bloating, excess gas, stomach pain and upset stomach after eating the food that triggers sensitivities.