Boost Your Immunity: The Secret Weapon in Your Gut

Boost Your Immunity: The Secret Weapon in Your Gut

No one wants to be constantly sick during winter, but it's normal to catch a cold from time to time. Have you ever wondered why so many immune systems seem compromised and recurrent sickness occurs? One answer lies in our gut health.

As winter approaches, you can check in on your Vitamin D and Zinc levels through blood work as knowing your levels helps your practitioner recommended the correct dosage and form having positive impact on your Immune surveillance. 

To boost your immunity, the usual suspects include:

  • Zinc
  • Vitamin D
  • Probiotics
  • Bone Broth
  • Immune-Boosting Mushrooms
  • Immune-Boosting Herbs like Echinacea, Andrographis, and Olive Leaf

One great Mushroom Immune boosting product we recommend all winter round is this 

But let's dive deeper beyond the basics. If you haven't heard our naturopaths emphasise the importance of gut health in immunity, let me share it with you now.

Did you know that 70% of our immunity is rooted in our gut? Many people might think, "But I don't have gut symptoms." The truth is, gut microbiome disturbances don’t always present as digestive complaints. In fact, if you do have digestive issues, consider yourself lucky—you have a clear sign that there's work to be done.

When our naturopaths send off for Complete Microbiome Testing, they are looking for insights into numerous variables of the gut microbiome. One specific marker they check is Secretory IgA, which indicates the strength of the barrier between you and the outside world.


Secretory IgA is like the bodyguard of your gut and when it's low it leaves you susceptible as it is your first line of defense, protecting your gastrointestinal tract ( from harmful invaders such as microbes and toxins and prevents antigens from attaching or penetrating our mucosal surfaces. 

Individuals with low levels of Secretory IgA often experience a wide range of health issues, such as IBS, low iron, food intolerances, gastrointestinal infections, skin conditions, allergies, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory conditions, and exhaustion. This imbalance leads to an increase in harmful organisms like pathogens and parasites, a reduction in beneficial gut bacteria, whole-body inflammation, and frequent colds and flus.

Understanding your gut microbiome is as easy as a stool test and seeing your practitioner for interpretation and recommendations. 

Book with a practitioner today Here or order your Complete Microbiome Test Here


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