The importance of internal health

People are complex systems, and optimal health is the result of having a healthy gut with the correct balance of biochemistry and microbes populating our bodies.

Gut health impacts:

  • Gastrointestinal Fitness
  • Immuno Fitness
  • Emotional Balance
  • Cognitive Acuity
  • Energetic Efficiency

Internal Fitness

Maintaining a balanced gut microbiome is critical for staying healthy.

Imbalances in the gut microbiome (called dysbiosis) have been associated with a wide spectrum of diseases such as:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Immune system disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Acid reflux
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Hypertension
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Obesity

We have damaged our gut microbiome

Modern society is creating new healthcare challenges.

Damage has been caused by:

  • Foods we eat (processed foods, preservatives)
  • Products we use (xenoestrogens, petrochemicals)
  • Medications we take (antibiotics)
  • Stress

The gut microbiome is the factory for raw materials we need

A damaged gut microbiome:

produces an improper balance of metabolites, which makes the body more susceptible to disease.

A healthy gut microbiome:

produces a better balance of metabolites which protects the body from disease.

Ixcela measures the balance of important metabolites essential to internal health

Lack of the right building blocks leads to poor internal health

We need the right levels of these metabolites to protect us against disease.

An explosion of evidence for the need to diagnose and treat gut microbiome health

The gut microbiome is increasingly recognized in the scientific community as crucial to personal health.

Articles on microbiome health are routinely featured in internationally recognized news sources:

What we can do to improve our gut microbiome health

It is possible to modify the balance of gut microbes through:

• Healthy eating
• Exercise and relaxation
• Supplementation