The human gastrointestinal tract constitutes about sixty to eighty percent of the immune system. It would make sense to think that if you are suffering with GUT problems whether it is bloating, constipation, diarrhea or abdominal pain, that you may have related problems with your immune system. Gut imbalances have been linked to poor immune function, auto-immune disease, diabetes, skin conditions and of late obesity.
There could be many things that cause your gut to be unhealthy; these include stress that destroys the good bacteria in the gut, food allergens like gluten, dairy, soy, food irritants like alcohol, caffeine and drugs. Parasitic, yeast and bacterial infections may also compromise gut health.
A starting point to improve your gut and immune function would be to provide key nutrients that help to recover poor gut function and subsequently boost your immunity.