Integrative healthcare trends to watch in 2021

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Gut microbiome

The gut microbiome is one of those trends that keeps coming back into focus, and for good reason. Scientific advances continue to emphasize the importance of a healthy gut microbiome both in the management and prevention of disease as well as promotion of long-term health and wellbeing.

In the past year, we’ve seen research on gut microbiota status and its potential impact on COVID-19 severity, studies looking at how gut bacteria can help ward off viruses or influence the progression of lung disease, and everything in between. As gut microbiome science and our understanding continues to evolve, integrative practitioners have a unique role to play in facilitating patients to support optimal gut health.