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June 12, 2015

Winter: Time to check in with our body’s defence systems

It’s that time of year again when you can feel the sun outside starting to change and the days are getting shorter. How do our bodies cope with the change in season? As we are now in the last month before Winter is upon us, it’s the perfect time to check in and support our immune system.

One way we can do this is by ensuring our digestive system is working optimally. After all, our digestive system acts as a very important first line of defence to the outside environment it is exposed to.

Did you know that the gastrointestinal system is lined with cells called enterocytes that nutrients entering the body pass through? Why do we want to keep these cells healthy? Well, there are many reasons…

Energy

We want to utilise all the nutrients of the foods that we are eating. By nourishing and protecting the enterocytes lining the intestinal wall we can ensure they are functioning optimally to process the nutrients in our diet to support energy...

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