8 Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

8 Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

Your gut can affect your health in many ways—including your mental health and immune system. The microbiome—the bacteria in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract—affects your health in huge ways. Located in the gut, the enteric nervous system (ENS) has the same neurons and neurotransmitters found in the brain and spinal cord. Called “the second brain,” it…

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Vivante Health Clinical Impact Survey

Gut Health is Wealth: Results from the Clinical Impact Survey

A survey found that gut health is the key to a healthy body and mind. Over 70 million Americans have digestive diseases, such as Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Gut issues are a leading cause of absenteeism and GI claims account for $136 billion annually. Providing digestive support resources can create a…

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Why Gut Health Matters

Gut health affects more than just an individual’s health. Learn about its larger impact and how supporting employees’ gut health can benefit your business. Digestive health is the largest problem in healthcare. Over 70 million Americans have a digestive disease and that number increases by 9 percent every year. Gut health is also a leading cost…

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Inclusivity and Care: Addressing GI Health in the Workplace

As research increasingly proves the tight link between the microbiome, individuals’ gut health, and overall wellness, companies have the opportunity to close the gap of care for employees by offering inclusive, gut-first approach to health coverage while also opening a conversation that includes the often silent struggle with chronic digestive conditions that 70 million Americans suffer from.

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The Tight Link Between Digestive Health and Immunity

Staying healthy as the weather cools down is important, especially this year as COVID-19 continues to impact our lives. Digestive health plays an integral role in how well our immunity functions on a daily basis.  The digestive system has two primary functions: digestion (from absorption of nutrients to the elimination of waste) and maintaining the…

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5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Doctor Appointments

For the millions of people who struggle with gastrointestinal symptoms and disease, finding effective care is essential. Employees often struggle at work to mask their symptoms and cope with feeling unwell. They’re also likely to need time off for sick days and medical appointments. All of these things can really wear down confidence, self-esteem and…

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How Gut Problems Impact Relationships

When you have a digestive disease, there are challenges beyond the illness itself. Coping with painful, often embarrassing symptoms can make it hard to fully connect with other people. That means relationships can suffer.

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