The Importance of Your Gut!
Did you know your gut can affect your mood, skin, energy, metabolism, thyroid, and even your hormones?
The Gut-Digestive Symptom Connection
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may affect as much as 30% of the population. Typically symptoms include gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and constipation, diarrhea/loose stools.
More importantly, did you know that people can experience relief of these symptoms by following diets that reduce bacterial overgrowth?
The Gut-Brain Connection
Did you know it’s been documented that certain gut treatments (such as probiotics) can improve anxiety and depression? There is also evidence showing that brain fog (fuzzy thinking) and impaired memory can improve when healing the gut through diet.
The Gut-Metabolism Connection
Some people have an overgrowth of bad bacteria in their intestines, which has been correlated to being overweight, having high blood sugar, and having high cholesterol.
There is evidence that shows an improvement in metabolism when treating these bad bacterias.
The Gut-Thyroid Connection
When we say “metabolism” people often think thyroid. Did you know certain diets that limit inflammatory foods can improve thyroid autoimmunity and body composition?
There is preliminary evidence showing that the treatment of a bacteria called H. pylori has been shown to reduce thyroid autoimmunity (Hashimoto’s disease).
The Gut-Sleep Connection
Did you know that inflammation in the intestines has been shown to cause insomnia? Reducing inflammation vastly improves sleep, and if you sleep better, everything else gets better too!
Sleep is a key pillar to health!
The Gut-Skin Connection
Certain skin conditions, ones that generally involve pimples, lesions, rashes, and skin inflammation, have been clinically documented to improve after removal of inflammatory foods from the diet or reducing unwanted bacterial overgrowth in the intestines. Many skin conditions originate in your gut and require more than skin creams to clear up.
The Gut-Hormone Connection
The gut bacteria play an important role in the breakdown of hormones and their removal from the blood. This is especially important for women because problems in this area can easily cause imbalances in estrogen. This can look like PMS, irritability, depression, weight gain, and accelerated aging.
Stay tuned for part 2, “Getting to Know Your Gut”.