Digestion is hard work that requires several internal organs functioning together. It also requires a complex balance of microorganisms that thrive in the gastrointestinal tract. Maintaining these systems takes some attention to how you treat your body and what you eat. When something’s off, a person might experience mild symptoms most of us have encountered like bloating, cramps or indigestion. There are other serious potential problems like irritable bowel syndrome, gallstones or acid reflux. We’re talking with experts about what it takes to maintain good gut health and how it’s connected to overall well-being.
Dr. Luke John Day (Oglala Lakota) – gastroenterologist at the University of California, San Francisco and a chief medical officer at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Linda Black Elk (Dukha and Catawba) – food sovereign skills director at United Tribes Technical College
Lynn Lane (Diné) – community health nutritionist
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