Any dysfunction in your gut will affect the health of your brain and body. 95% of serotonin receptors are in your gut. 70% of your immune system is in your gut. Many patients develop autoimmunity and inflammation due to increased intestinal permeability, known as leaky gut. Substances that do not belong in the bloodstream such as undigested food particles, toxins and bacteria trigger the immune system often creating food sensitivities. Gluten, inflammatory food, high sugar, candida overgrowth, intestinal parasites, and small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) can all lead to a leaky gut. Patients will often develop sensitivities to foods due to increased intestinal permeability leaking substances into the bloodstream that do not belong there.
Healthy bowel movement is essential for detoxification and is known as the third phase of detoxification. Phase 1 and Phase 2 happen in the liver, but toxins must be eliminated through your stool. If there are any issues with this phase, hormonal health, cellular health, and vitality will diminish.