Gut health is something in which many of us are not paying enough attention to. Society tends to pay more attention to diet and exercise rather than the health of the gut. We need to change this frame of thought because the stomach is considered the first brain of our body, and this is where many of our issues originate from.
There have been multiple studies that link an unhealthy gut to cancer, skin conditions, endocrine disorders, Crohn’s disease, heart disease, chronic disease, and autoimmune diseases.
If you took someone who suffers from one or more of these ailments, you could almost guarantee that their microbiome composition would be abnormal.
The term gut microbiome is something you might have heard of before but have no idea what it is. In simple terms, it is merely the microorganisms living in your intestines.
Anything that affects the gut will always affect the brain
Once your body stops producing the right amount of Microbiome you can experience symptoms such as bloating, skin irritation, brain fog, extreme weight gain, upset stomach, nausea, disturbed sleep, food sensitivity, low energy, and so on….
There are plenty of steps you can take towards healing your gut, such as:
- Getting enough sleep
- Chewing your foods slowly
- Drinking plenty of water
- Taking prebiotic or probiotic
- Checking for food intolerance’s by journaling how you feel after eating certain foods
- Or…changing your diet
Everything I listed is excellent; however, the most effective way to start repairing your gut is by getting your stool tested in a lab for harmful bacterias that could be killing you slowly. The company I recommend for this test is www.viome.com
I recently did my test, and I am encouraging you to do the same.