A recent study released from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has shown a strong correlation between tryptophan and gut health. Inflammation in the body is often associated with a higher risk for disease and weight gain. This has encouraged diets such as the Paleo food movement or anti-grain diets to become more prevalent. The side effects of improved health, mood, and weight loss have been enough of a reason for a large portion of the population to make strict food changes.
As many have begun to turn their attention away from weight loss to repairing their health, there has been a surge in attempting to heal the body with food. This has encouraged an increase in eating plans focused on healing a leaky gut, which is often considered to be the root cause of myriad health issues. An unhealthy gut microbe is often linked with mood disorders, diabetes, cancer, and autoimmune diseases.