Gut Health Guide: Signs your Gut might need some TLC
Gut Health Guide: How to read the signs of poor gut health
Are you reading the signs that your gut is unhealthy and needs your attention?
We’ve all probably been there where our gut doesn’t feel quite right. We start to go into problem solving mode. We try to figure out what’s wrong and how to solve it.
Let's cut to the chase - our modern lifestyles are the cause of much of our gut health issues.
Many of us are dealing with high stress levels and less restful sleep - just two causes of poor gut health. And then once we're not feeling great, we might choose even more convenience.
Are you reaching for the processed and high-sugar foods to give us quick fixes. It's piling bad habit on top of bad habit.
Small changes in our daily habits can impact our gut for good and bad reasons!
And then this affects other aspects of our health - our brain, heart, immune system, skin, weight, hormone levels and our ability to absorb nutrients.
⚠️ If any of the gut signals we share below are often happening to you, your gut is telling you it needs some TLC!
⚠️ Upset stomach ⚠️
😴 Sleep disturbances or constant fatigue 😴
🍔 Processed foods and high sugar 🍔
⚖️ Unplanned weight changes ⚖️
Lost or gained weight and don't know why? It might be a sign from your gut.
An imbalanced gut can impact your ability to absorb nutrients, regulate blood sugar or store fat.
Weight loss may be caused by small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
What's really going on? Are you in tune with your gut?
🖐🏻🖐🏼🖐🏽🖐🏾🖐🏿 Skin irritation 🖐🏻🖐🏼🖐🏽🖐🏾🖐🏿
When it comes to skin health, more and more studies are linking good skin to a healthy gut.
Some skin conditions can be related to a damaged or unhealthy gut. Scientists have found links between gut health and skin issues such as eczema, rosacea, and acne.
More and more studies are showing that where there is gut inflammation, there will be skin inflammation.
Inflammation in the gut caused by a poor diet or food allergies may cause some proteins to ‘leak’ into the body and irritate the skin.
🤧 Food intolerances 🤧
It's becoming more and more common for people to experience food intolerances. But thankfully, it's becoming easier to avoid them with better food labelling.
Food intolerances may be caused by poor quality of bacteria in the gut. This can lead to difficulty digesting the trigger foods and your body might be signalling this to you through bloating, gas, diarrhoea, abdominal pain or even nausea.
👩⚕️ When to see a doctor for digestion and gut issues 👨⚕️
We all know how hard it is to get an appointment at times so if you're unsure whether to contact your doctor - you should read this guide about times you absolutely should contact your doctor about your gut health.
The information on this website is provided as an information resource only and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic, treatment or medical purpose. All health issues should be discussed with your GP and/or other qualified medical professional.