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Hello gutlover!

This is the place where you can indulge in

information about gut health

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)

  • Stress  

  • Bad sleep 

How do you know if you have an unhealthy gut?

 

Symptoms include:

  • Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation etc.

  • Food sensitivities

  • Digestive problems

  • Skin issues like eczema or acne

  • Joint pain

  • Fatigue

  • Headaches, brain fog

  • Weight gain

  • Thyroid issues

Sometimes, however, you do not have any symptoms at all

Disease associated with unhealthy gut functions:

Alzheimer’s disease                                       Obesity

Anxiety                                                             Parkinson’s disease

Asthma                                                             Rheumatoid arthritis

Atopic eczema                                                Type I and Type II diabetes

Autism                                                              Coeliac disease

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome                         Diverticular disease

Depression                                                       Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Disease                                 Liver cirrhosis

Kidney stones                                                 Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Metabolic syndrome                                     SIBO

Multiple sclerosis                                           and more

Continue to Information for a Happy Gut and Happy YOU

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