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3 Reasons Why Your Gut Is Important To Your Overall Health

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The gut plays a very big role in our overall health. Many things can go wrong within our bodies if the gut is not functioning properly.  That is why The Gut Authority is here to help you.  When your gut is unhealthy, you may experience a variety of symptoms including indigestion, gas, bloating, loose stools or diarrhea,   as well as weight loss or weight gain.   The gut is vital for proper digestion, proper absorption of nutrients and support of your immune system.

Good Bacteria For Gut Health?

While the different types of bacteria in your gut (known as your microbiome)  help with digestion,  they also keep the bad bacteria under control. When the good bacteria are in proper supply and balance,  the bad ones don’t have room to grow. When the bacteria in your gut are at a healthy level, it is called equilibrium. There are many reasons that you want to make sure your gut is happy and healthy. Some such reasons are:

  1. The bacteria that are in your gut can play a major role in the overall health and wellness of your body. When you are having problems with your stomach, it may be a sign of unhealthy bacteria in your gut. It can contribute to a variety of ailments such as:
    • Digestive Issues
    • Peptic ulcer formation
    • Mood swings
    • Weight loss or weight gain
    • Cancer
  2. If your gut contains too much of the bad bacteria then you can start to show signs and symptoms of many different illnesses. If the microbiome in your gut isn’t healthy and balanced, then the bad bacteria take over. These can lead to unwanted symptoms and diseases such as :

    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  3. When your gut is unhealthy it can also contribute to bowel issues such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, and bloating. These are all symptoms that can be uncomfortable and a pain to deal with. Not to mention just leaving you feeling bad. 

Unhealthy Gut Signs To Watch For

Most people relate an unhealthy gut with stomach pain and that’s it. But there are many other things that our gut can affect besides our stomach. Some of the things that you should look for when trying to decide if you’re gut health might be out of balance are:

  • Fatigue
  • Allergies
  • Sugary Food Cravings
  • Different Skin Irritants 
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Frequent Migraines

These are all things that you may not think are connected to your gut health,  but that can be and have been linked to Gut  Health by scientific studies. Our guts are the foundation of our health and a connecting factor to so many things that occur in our bodies. At The Gut Authority, we believe that almost all disease starts in the Gut. That is why it is so important to take good care of it. and why we say ” healthy gut…healthy life!

Knowing Your Gut Health

Having a healthy working gut means that you are having regular bowel movements. Not only are you having these movements regularly, but they should be free of any pain.  If you are having a bowel movement only every two or three days,  you are trapping toxins and poisons in your body that can contribute to ill health.  But if you are someone who has regular bowel movements (1 to 3 per day)  that are not painful and you don’t experience other gut issues such as gas, bloating, and belly pain, and you are not experiencing any of the other unhealthy gun signs mentioned above,  then you most likely have a relatively healthy gut. 

Some other things that you can watch for are skin problems. Sometimes people can experience a rash or other problems with their skin when their gut is unhealthy. This can be caused by constipation, imbalances in your microbiome or even the presence of parasites. Food sensitivity or other triggers that cause upset stomachs may also be a sign of an unhealthy gut. It is very interesting the number of things that can go wrong in your body that lead back to your gut health. 

Let Us Help You With Your Gut Health

Gut health is a very important thing to keep healthy. There are many things that you can do to ensure you are doing the right things to support gut health. The Gut Authority would love to help you, call us today and make an appointment. 

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