“Food Directly Impacts Our Gut Health:” Meyer-Jax talks to Healthline

In a study published in April 2021 in the journal Gut, researchers found that high-fat and high-sugar meals contributed to inflammation that can throw your gut microbiome — the trillions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that reside in your small and large intestines — out of whack.

“Food directly impacts our gut health,” says Christina Meyer-Jax, RDN, NWHSU’s former Functional and Integrative Nutrition Program Chair. Meyer-Jax talked to Healthline about foods that do (and don’t) support our gut biome.

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