Did you know that poor gut health is a sign of poor overall health? More correctly, if you have poor gut health, your overall health is suffering as a result.
You have more bacteria cells in your gut than you have human cells in your entire body. If your gut is unhealthy, those bacteria are unhealthy, and you’re unhealthy by default.
Poor gut health isn’t only caused by unhealthy bacteria, but they are a major cause.
Consider this - many autoimmune issues and irritable bowel syndrome are linked to an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy bacteria.
Since your calories and nutrients pass through your gut before they become available to you, the health of your gut influences the health of every part of your body.
If you are suffering from abdominal pain, bloating, cramps, it may be time to do some gut repair.
If you’re experiencing some of the below signs you may be suffering from poor gut health:
Addiction to simple carbohydrates
Sugar is so bad for your body. Eating simple sugars helps the bad bacteria in your gut to grow. And, what do those bacteria like to eat? That’s right, more sugar. If you have regular cravings for foods with high sugar content, it might be a sign of poor gut health.
A reduced ability to concentrate is a common complaint among those with poor gut health. It’s believed that the inflammation caused by poor gut health affects the brain’s ability to focus and block out excess stimuli.
Diarrhea, bloating, constipation, gas, heartburn, or other gastrointestinal discomforts can be a sign of poor gut health. A healthy gut is able to process and eliminate waste with minimal difficulties. Regular gastrointestinal distress can be a sign of a serious issue.
This is another common symptom found in those suffering from poor gut health. If you’re frequently tired without explanation, your gut may be to blame. Also, consider how much sleep you’ve been getting. If you’re getting plenty of sleep and you’re still tired, you might want to consider the possibility that your gut is to blame.
You don’t have to suffer from these uncomfortable symptoms on a daily basis. If you have a suspicion that you could have gut issues, speak to your Dr and let him/her guide you in finding the root of your problem.