Keeping Up with your Gut Health Food isn’t just fuel- it’s information. Every bite you take sends a message to your body, and your body reacts accordingly. Our gastrointestinal (GI) tract is responsible for translating the food you eat into chemical messages to the rest of your body. This is done through the processes of digestion and absorption. The GI tract has its own independently working nervous system (the enteric nervous system), so it has tons of neurotransmitters, hormones, chemical messengers, enzymes, and bacteria. Your gut is home to 70 percent of your body’s entire immune system and also holds the majority of your body’s serotonin! A growing body of evidence shows that food sensitivities, allergies, or intolerances can harm these complex systems and present a wide range of unwanted symptoms. Do you do anything to support your gut health?