We’re often judged by the clothes we wear. Your clothes may be the deciding factor on the first impression you make, landing a new job, or getting that promotion at work. Your cells also have “clothing” – a dynamic, specialized layer of sugars called the glycocalyx. As scientists learn more about this gel-like layer, they are also realizing its far-reaching roles in human health.
What happens when your gut doesn’t function properly? Problems with your gut can lead to more than just stomach aches, gas, and bloating. Your gastrointestinal system is a highly complex system involving trillions of living organisms alongside your own human cells.