The microbiome seems to play a role in all aspects of health… even heart health!

The TOP 5 ways poor gut health can impact your heart
An imbalanced gut microbiome, also known as dysbiosis, can negatively impact heart health in several ways:


An imbalanced microbiome can lead to chronic inflammation, which is a known risk factor for heart disease. Inflammation can cause damage to the inner lining of blood vessels, leading to the formation of plaques that can block the flow of blood to the heart.

Cholesterol metabolism

The gut microbiome plays a role in the metabolism of cholesterol. An imbalanced microbiome can lead to an increase in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is often referred to as “bad” cholesterol. High levels of LDL cholesterol are a risk factor for heart disease.

Insulin resistance

The gut microbiome is also involved in the regulation of insulin sensitivity. An imbalanced microbiome can lead to insulin resistance, which is a risk factor for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.


An imbalanced microbiome has been linked to obesity, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Some studies suggest that an imbalanced microbiome can lead to changes in appetite and energy metabolism, which can contribute to weight gain.

High blood pressure

An imbalanced microbiome can also lead to high blood pressure, which is another risk factor for heart disease.

Overall, an imbalanced microbiome can contribute to a number of heart disease risk factors, including inflammation, cholesterol metabolism, insulin resistance, obesity, and high blood pressure.

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What’s one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world?

>>> Iron <<<

Minerals like iron are essential for the body to function optimally. Iron makes up a large component of red blood cells, where it joins with hemoglobin to carry oxygen to your cells.

The two types of dietary iron are:

Heme iron – only found in animal foods and is extremely well absorbed by the body.

Non-heme iron – found in both plant and animal foods, but not as well absorbed.

Many, including vegans, are at risk of deficiency since heme iron is abundant in animal foods. Individuals also at higher risk of deficiency include:

  • preschool children 
  • menstruating women (due to blood loss)
  • young pregnant women

The most common symptom of iron deficiency is anemia, in which your red blood cell count and blood’s capacity to carry oxygen sharply decline. 

Symptoms tend to include:

  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • poor immune system
  • brain fog

Safe to say that we want to steer clear of iron deficiency as much as possible! 

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, it might be time to get your iron level in check. If you eat animal products, start including a little more high-quality red meat, shellfish, and liver into your diet. 

For vegans, kidney beans, pumpkin, sesame and squash seeds, and dark leafy greens are your best choices when it comes to obtaining enough iron.

For those struggling with iron deficiencies, it’s best to do testing every 6 months. 

Ferrochel is the iron supplement many of my clients are happy with.

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Thank you for your trust and support!

Dr. Inna lukyanovsky, PharmD

Dr. Inna lukyanovsky, PharmD

Doctor of Pharmacy, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Gut Health Expert and Best Selling Author of the book "Crohn's and Colitis Fix."

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