Health & Wellness

Why Does Gut Health Matter?

January 21, 2019 By

A healthy gut is more important than you think. Your gastrointestinal system can have a major effect on your entire body, from mood, to memory, and more. Dr. Dani Urcuyo, a SteadyMD Physician trained in functional medicine, explains the importance of gut health and what tests are needed to examine gut health. Check out this video!



Your gut microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria, fungi and other microbes. The gut microbiome plays an important role in your overall health by helping control digestion, strengthening your immune system and many other aspects of health. An imbalance of unhealthy and healthy microbes in the intestines may contribute to weight gain, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and other disorders.

To help support the growth of healthy microbes in your gut, eat a wide variety of foods in their natural state. Foods that are rich in phytochemicals and full of color.

If you’re interested in understanding and improving your gut health, talk to your doctor! Our SteadyMD doctors see a limited number of patients and have time to help you get to the root cause of your issues. We are accepting patients across the US. Click here to get started!