7 signs you need to improve your gut health
Your gut health is key to your overall well-being, and could be exactly what's weighing you down. According to the World Health Organization, over 70 million people are affected by digestive disorders in Western countries. There's also significant proven connection between your digestive system and many parts of your body's function such as your liver, brain, skin, your hormones and levels of inflammation - this connection has been acknowledged by Ayurveda for centuries and explains how important your gut health really is.
Your gut is responsible for the absorption of nutrients, elimination of waste, and the balance of good bacteria in the body - so when this digestive system is not functioning properly, there are various issues that can arise due to the many connections it holds within your body. It's all about how, when and what you're feeding yourself, according to your unique body constitution.
So, what are the common indications that poor gut health is impacting your daily life?
Here are 7 signs that you need to improve your gut health:
Digestive Issues: If you experience bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhoea, or acid reflux regularly, it may be a sign that your gut is not functioning properly. These symptoms can be caused by an imbalance of gut bacteria, food intolerances, or other digestive disorders. If you frequently suffer from these issues, it's a clear sign that your gut health is not in the best shape. These issues indicate an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in your gut, and it's time to take action!
Weak Immune System: The gut is home to 70% of the body's immune system, so a healthy gut equals a strong immune system. If you find yourself getting sick often or having a weak immune system, it may be a sign that your gut health needs improvement.
Skin Problems: Your skin is an indicator of your overall health, and issues such as acne, eczema, psoriasis or rosacea can be linked to poor gut health. This could be due to an imbalance of gut bacteria, leading to inflammation which can show up on the skin. Improving gut health can help your skin look brighter and reduce congestion.
Food Cravings: If you find yourself constantly craving sugar or junk food, it may be a sign that your gut is not properly breaking down and absorbing nutrients. This can lead to food cravings as your body tries to get the nutrients it needs.
Food Intolerances: If you experience discomfort, such as bloating or skin rashes, after consuming certain foods, it may be a sign of a food intolerance. This could be due to an imbalance of gut bacteria, and improving gut health can help reduce these symptoms.
Mental Health Issues: Ayurveda has known the significance of our gut connections for centuries and studies now show that our gut and brain are connected. Poor gut health can lead to mood changes such as anxiety and depression as well as affecting our daily focus and concentration. If you find yourself experiencing mood swings, anxiety, depression, or lack of concentration it may be related to the health of your gut.
Fatigue: A healthy gut helps the body absorb essential vitamins and minerals that provide energy, so if you're feeling tired all the time, it could be a sign of gut health issues.
Skin Problems: Your skin is an indicator of your overall health, and issues such as acne, eczema, psoriasis or rosacea can
be linked to poor gut health. This is because an imbalance of gut bacteria can lead to inflammation, which can then show up on the skin.
Improving gut health can help improve your skin health and may just be that missing solution - we can't always rely on skincare
products to do the job!
In Ayurveda, a healthy gut is considered to be the cornerstone of overall health and well-being. Ayurvedic practitioners believe that
maintaining a healthy gut is essential for preventing diseases and promoting optimal health. The good news is that it's never too late to
improve your gut health. Even if you did neglect it in the past, or just weren't aware of what can damage it's health, there are still
plenty of things you can do to nurse it back to health and keep it in balance.
If you experience any of the signs mentioned above, it's time to focus on improving your gut health! By making simple changes to your diet and lifestyle according to your unique body constitution, alongside the use of herbal remedies in some cases, you can have a positive impact on your gut health, and therefore your overall wellness.
By Leanne Gray
Gut Health Reset Kit + FREE 1/2 hr Ayurvedic consultation regarding your overall health.
To make things a bit easier for you we've created a GUT HEALTH RESET KIT to bring your gut back to health. We understand that everyone is unique, which means that one diet may not suit another. We also understand that in order to move forward, it's important to have the knowledge and support you need to make informed decisions. This is why we've included a FREE 1/2 HR CONSULTATION with Dr. Ajit to help you find the root cause of your health issues as well as provide you with a plan of action toward your individual diet and lifestyle needs. Dr. Ajit will help you figure out where exactly things may be going wrong and get your digestive health back on track.
You'll also receive an E-BOOK to guide you on your Ayurvedic journey to wellness, which includes a daily planner that you can use as a part of a holistic journal routine.
By improving aspects of your diet, lifestyle and supplements to keep
your gut healthy, you’ll not only be repairing any past aggravation but actively preventing the chance of future health issues arising.