10 Signs there's something wrong with your gut
Your gut affects your digestion, nutrition, mood (your relative level of happiness – not just how nervous you are), and even your allergic reactions. The following signs are easy ways to tell if your gut health is poor…
1. Pooping Too Much…Or Too Little
If you have diarrhea or are constipated, it’s a sure sign something is wrong in your gut. If you’re experiencing either of these situations, it means you’ve got too many bad bacteria in your gut.
Did you know that taking a Probiotic supplement has been shown to improve digestive function and help heal inflammatory bowel conditions such as IBS?
2. Sugar Cravings
The bad guys in your gut feed on sugar. If you’re constantly craving sugar, it’s because the pathogenic bacteria in your gut are telling your brain to feed them. Whatever you do, don’t do it. If it’s really bad, you should also ditch fiber for a while. While fiber is normally good, it can feed the bad bacteria in your gut. Starve the little buggers for a bit.
3. Moody Blues?
The gut is now called your second brain because of how it affects your mood and the rest of your body. About 70% of serotonin is produced by the nerve cells in your gut. The system responsible for this is the enteric nervous system. So if you’re depressed, have trouble with your mood, or have some other mental health disorder, you should work on getting your gut health back in order.
4. You Need Ant acids Regularly
You know the song: “Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea.” Go ahead and add bloating and reflux in there while you’re at it. If you’re experiencing these issues regularly, get checked out by your doctor to make sure it’s not something more serious than an imbalanced gut.
5. Poor Complexion or Skin Rashes
Leaky gut can cause a lot of problems. Not all of them stay on the inside though. One of the hallmarks of leaky gut is reacting to allergens. You may find yourself becoming allergic to dust, animal dander, and pollen. Start with the source of the problem – your gut.
6. You Keep Needing Pain Medications
Your gut is home to a multitude of different species of bacteria. They all have their preferred spaces in your gut. Pain medication can affect the transit time of your food and anything else (medications, supplements, etc) that travels through your gut – which can also affect with species of bacteria survive and which species die. Some pain medications even help pathogenic bacteria grow.
7. Feeling Sick All the Time
There may be a few reasons you’re getting sick all the time, but your gut health is responsible for about 80% of your immune health. So a good place to start is your gut health. Plus, if you’ve been taking antibiotics, you’re drastically reducing the amount good (and bad) bacteria in your gut. When you’re done taking antibiotics, you should immediately reseed your gut with probiotics.
Once the gut becomes porous, any food we consume can enter the blood stream in an undigested form. If this is protein then your system will become reactive to protein. The immune system will attack this food assuming it is a threat, and you will become allergic to that food
9. Autoimmune disorders
An autoimmune disorder is a misinterpretation of normal tissue as foe. The body begins to attack this tissue and create a debilitating painful and chronic disease in that tissue. Leaky gut is at the root of ALL chronic disease.
10. Chronic tiredness.
We create energy from our food. However if the food is not being digested properly, or is entering the blood stream in a way which triggers inflammation and an emergency response from the body…it is actually draining energy rather than creating it.
Your gut health is the root of your health. If you’re experiencing any problems, it’s always a good place to start. The two most powerful tactics you can use are to stop eating sugar and get more probiotics in your system by eating fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, natto, and kombucha. You can also take a multi-strain probiotic. Each strain of probiotic has its own special task, so it’s important to get as many different strains as possible in your gut.
If you have tried these tactics and are still experiencing health issues, please allow me to help. I have a proven track record in finding the root cause of disease, and resolving it naturally.
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