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The Inside Tract: What RDs Need to Know about the Gut Microbiome

      The age-old advice of “follow your gut” when making important life-changing decisions also applies to consumers seeking new ways to boost immunity and overall health. By understanding how diet affects the health of the cells lining the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and the microbes residing in the gut microflora, registered dietitians (RDs) may play a role in preventing disease by counseling clients on the importance of maintaining a healthy gut.
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