By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro, Bustle
Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro of Bustle talks to Ixcela CEO Erika Angle about what your bathroom visits may indicate about your gut health. Constipation, diarrhea, or otherwise feeling “gut sick” could indicate allergies or other serious health issues. Gut health is linked to total wellness.
“Research is showing that the health of your gut, ultimately the balance and functionality of the trillions of microorganisms that live in your intestines, play an important role in many other systems' health," Erika Angle, PhD, the CEO and cofounder of Ixcela, which makes a gut microbiome testing kit, tells Bustle. "These include mental health, autoimmunity and immune system health, and energy levels.”
This article outlines some of the symptoms of gut dysfunction, how you may want to alter your diet, and when see a physician about digestive health.
This article was published on April 21, 2019 and updated on April 22, 2019.