Gut health involves more than digestion. Having a healthy gut improves not only the way your stomach digests food but also your overall health. There is a healthy amount of bacteria in your digestive system that aids in food digestion, contributes to your body’s regulation, and benefits your immune system. If that bacteria becomes imbalanced, you may experience mild to severe health issues. Continue reading to learn about the signs of an unhealthy gut.
Excessive Bloating and Gas
If you are experiencing constant bloating, stomach pain, and gas, you may have symptoms of food intolerance. Food intolerance is less dangerous than food allergies; however, its effects are still unpleasant and can be serious. Food intolerance can indicate that the bacteria in your gut are not breaking your food down properly.
If your skin tends to break out when you eat certain foods, you may have an imbalance of gut bacteria. This imbalance can contribute to various skin concerns, such as acne, psoriasis, and more. Foods that are high in refined sugars or saturated fats typically cause bacteria imbalance and skin issues.
Mental Health Concerns
Gut health can impact your mood and mental health. Those experiencing irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, bloating, etc., are also likely to experience anxiety, depression, and negative mood swings. The discomfort of having regular gut issues can significantly and negatively impact one’s mood and mental health, which is why prioritizing a healthy gut can help improve emotional response.
How to Improve Gut Health
Prioritizing the health of your gut will lead you to a healthier lifestyle. Here are some tips on how to improve your gut health:
Increase your fiber and water intake
Consuming enough water and fiber in your diet will significantly improve your gut’s health. Whole grains and leafy greens help regulate your body’s microbiome and maintain healthy levels of good bacteria.
Getting enough exercise in your daily routine can regulate your bowel movements and levels of good bacteria. Pursuing something as simple as going for a walk or jogging in your day will be enough to improve your gut and your overall health.
Book a Colonic Hydrotherapy Cleanse at Inner Health!
The colon is a major part of the digestive system as it is involved in the absorption of nutrients and eliminates waste. The colon can be easily disturbed by stress, poor diet, smoking, and more. Our Colonic Hydrotherapy Cleanse filters warm water through the colon to flush out toxins and excess waste. Start your journey to a healthier colon and gut by booking your appointment with Inner Health today!