Do you suffer from bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and other gut issues?
Do you often feel tired, depressed & anxious?
Do you struggle to remember things or have a brain fog?
Do you feel run down or get sick a lot?
Your gut is the epicentre of your physical and mental health.
The gut is not only the place where you absorb important nutrients such as vitamins, minerals & protein which are the basic building blocks needed for our health, but 80% of your immunity also resides in your gut. Your gut also houses approximately 100 trillion micro-organisms (called microbiome, gut flora or microflora) which carry out many important jobs. Some of them are:
assist in food breakdown and help produce essential nutrients.
manage your moods by assisting with serotonin production - your happiness hormone.
help you with managing your weight.
enhance your immune system.
balance cholesterol levels.
And much more!
Gut health is very important for many diseases (see below) and this is why we want to make sure that your gut is healthy.
A healthy gut is essential to overall health & wellbeing!
What affects gut health?
Different factors of the modern lifestyle directly contribute to an unhealthy gut. Some of these include:
Poor nutrition: Inflammatory foods such as gluten, refined sugars and trans fats kill good bacteria, allowing bad bacteria to thrive and damage the intestinal lining and thus causing leaky gut.
Medications, especially antibiotics which can affect the balance of your gut microflora for 2 years but also others such as the oral contraceptive pill.
Chronic infections (i.e candida, parasites, worms)
How do you know if you have an unhealthy gut?
Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation etc.
Skin issues like eczema or acne
Headaches, brain fog
Sometimes, however, you do not have any symptoms at all
Diseases associated with unhealthy gut functions:
Continue to Information for a Happy Gut and Happy YOU
Type I & II Diabetes
Irritable Bowel Disease
Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Asthma Atopic eczema Autism Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Depression Irritable Bowel SyndromeLiver cirrhosis
Metabolic syndrome Multiple sclerosis