We feel it’s safe to say happy gut happy life! Over 100 million Americans live with impaired digestion due to an unhealthy gut. Did you know that your gut is your second brain and affects your overall health when not taken care of properly?
A healthy gut communicates with the brain through nerves and hormones, which helps maintain general health and overall well-being. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you are doing a disservice to your gut which is responsible for nearly %70 of your immune system, and any gut malfunction will adversely affect your health since the gut helps ward off infectious agents like bacteria & viruses.
When the microbiome is thrown out of balance for any reason, it’s often easy to tell because you will experience digestive problems such as abdominal pain, bloating, loose stools, constipation, heartburn or nausea. Gut health has also been linked to other issues such as anxiety, depression, inflammation, leaky gut, skin conditions and even to certain neurological conditions as well.
Remember to always “listen to your gut!”
We believe it’s very important to remember that it’s not only the food that you put into your body that is so important to have a healthy and clean gut. Regular exercise is known to reduce stress levels and help maintain a healthy weight, which can have positive effects on gut health.
Adequate sleep is also extremely essential, and it is not uncommon for people with disturbed sleep to suffer from nausea, bloating, constipation and other digestive concerns.
Even though we may not think about this one, the environment you grow up in matters too! We are way too “clean” of a society and more exposure to germs and bacteria, within reason, can strengthen our microbiomes. Go outside, dig in the dirt, play with animals … it’s all good!!
Our main goal is always to help you achieve a healthy body from the inside out, so stay tuned for more helpful tips on how to maintain a healthy gut.