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The human body is a living machine with thousands of working parts. Each part has a role to play, with some parts playing roles that you might be surprised about.

The gut is responsible for putting the body into working order. You may be shocked to learn that approximately 70 percent of the immune system is housed in the gut. Making sure your gut is healthy can be the key to addressing many of your bodily woes. Understanding how your gut works, what it does, and how to pay attention to it can help to boost your health and overall well-being.

While it is not the most glamorous thing to do, it is essential to pay attention to your poop. It generally takes 24 – 72 hours for food to move through the digestive tract. People generally have regular bowel movements every one to three days. For those who do not poop at least once every three days, they may be suffering from constipation. When you are not pooping regularly, your gut is hanging on to foods that you ate for days or weeks at a time. This means that foods are rotting in the body, leading to smelly gas, bloating, upset stomach, and other problems.

Feeding your gut healthy food and beverage choices has a considerable impact on your life. Processed foods can cause inflammation in the lining of the GI tract. Many times, processed food ingredients are seen as “attackers” to the system. Your gut will set off an inflammatory response in which the body will literally fight these foods as if they were an infection. This “attack” can cause the body to feel sick and weak. Choosing whole foods and water can lower the stress on your gut.

Any digestion issues can cause the body to under-produce neurotransmitters like serotonin. Serotonin is a contributor to feelings of happiness and well-being, with 95 percent of serotonin being produced in the small intestine. There is a direct link to poor gut health and depression, because when the gut is “off,” the whole body does not function properly.

If you have not been feeling well, it may be time to have a closer look at your gut. Dr. Yamini treats patients who are experiencing issues with their digestive tract. Dr. Yamini will also educate patients on how to maintain a healthy digestive tract to have a positive impact on overall wellness. Call today to schedule an appointment for your consultation.

Posted on behalf of David P. Yamini, MD

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David P. Yamini, MD

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Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

Lisa P.

I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

Kendall S.

Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

Babak E.

Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

Kyle K.

I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

Eric W.

Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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