It’s no surprise that the gut has been called the ‘second brain’ - it’s the key to keeping your body healthy and functioning. But how do you know if your gut is unhealthy? Sure, bloating and indigestion are good indicators, but there are signs that can be a little more subtle. Let’s look at what they are and how to tell if your gut needs some TLC.
1. Skin Problems – Did you know that what happens in your gut can affect your skin? In fact, sometimes skin issues like acne, hives, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea can all be caused by an unhealthy gut. Why? Because when bacteria or yeast over proliferates in the intestines it can throw off the balance of other bacteria and cause inflammation which leads to skin issues.
2. Mood Swings – An unhealthy gut can also lead to mental health issues like anxiety and depression because poor digestion leads to poor absorption of vitamins and minerals which directly affects our moods. Plus, an imbalance of bacteria in the intestines has been linked to neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
3. Weight Gain – A healthy gut is essential for digestion so if yours isn't working properly then you're not going to be able to break down food properly which means you're not going to absorb all of the nutrients from it either - leading to weight gain! Plus, an imbalance of bacteria in the digestive tract will also lead to cravings for sugar or processed foods which further contribute to weight gain.
If you experience any of these symptoms then it's time for some serious self-care! Start by incorporating probiotics into your diet - these are live microorganisms found in fermented foods such as yogurt or kombucha that help restore balance in your intestines as well as boost immunity - plus they taste great too! Also make sure you're getting plenty of fiber from fruits and vegetables which helps keep things moving along smoothly (if you know what we mean). Taking care of your gut is essential for overall health so make sure you pay attention to those signs that something might be amiss!
Remember we are in this together!!! So let me make it easy for you!! Below are the products and programs I use to support my gut and overall health. Feel free to click through and get started with any one of them. If you do, then I’ll add you to my private member only groups that will provide the community support you need to be successful.
Wanna get the same probiotics and fiber supplements I use?? Check them out HERE. Once you get it I will personally help you figure out what to do next!
For gut health, nutrition and reducing inflammation:
It's totally free program called the 11 Day Jumpstart (all you have to pick up is the few vitamins and minerals you'll need to do the jumpstart) This is the last time you will ever need to "diet", and it starts again soon so just let me know if you're in,(either by message or email) and I'll get you the details of what you need, and what the program entails. Need just a little more information about what you get for FREE??? Check it out HERE.
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