Parsley Health founder and CEO Dr. Robin Berzin was interviewed this week for a piece on Forbes.com about what diet will supercharge your gut.
Why is your gut health so important? In the past ten years, a boon of research has yielded connections between the health of your gut and maladies such as obesity, diabetes, liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, autism, mental wellness and even aging. Dr. Robin Berzin, founder of Parsley Health a functional medical practice that prescribes both lifestyle changes as well as medication to patients to treat the root cause of illness states,
“Your gut health is the number one vital sign of your overall health––70% of your immune system and 95% of your serotonin in your body are in your gut. From immunity to mood, we know that digestive health is essential.”
Diet seems to be the most effective means for ensuring a healthy intestinal microbiota. Notes Dr. Berzin, “At Parsley, if your symptom score is 0 and you feel great, we don’t recommend taking a probiotic. We simply recommend maintaining your healthy microbiome (your unique environment of bacteria) with a high-fiber, unprocessed and low-sugar diet.”