Gut health is a hot topic right now as we are discovering how much of an impact the gut has on our overall health and wellness.
Bad gut bacteria not only contributes to digestive issues…
…but can also cause mental health problems like stress and anxiety, lead to poor focus and brain fog, and many other health issues.
Here are some signs that might be telling you that the bacteria in your gut is not properly balanced.
Do You Have Gut or Stomach Discomfort?
There are many women that may think…
“Feeling bloated is just something that happens”… You do not need to suffer with gas and bloating, stomach cramps, heartburn, diarrhea or constipation.
If you are having discomforts like these, it might be due to an unbalanced gut microbiome.
Even though general discomfort of the stomach and digestive system can come from many different conditions, taking a look at how to boost gut health is a good first step to take to reduce digestive issues.
Do You Have Specific Food Cravings?
Sweets and sugar cravings tend to be a big sign of an imbalance of your gut health and gut bacteria.
Sugar consumption can contribute to an overgrowth of “bad” bacteria in the gut, also known as dysbiosis, which can also create an inflammatory symptoms in the body.
The lack of good bacteria in your gut can also cause the sweets craving to increase which can throw the sweets-bad bacteria cycle into full swing.
Have You Had Antibiotics Recently?
Yes, there are times that we need to take antibiotics to combat infection! However…
…Antibiotics are like a BOMB to your gut bacteria. Antibiotics rid your gut of both bad and good bacteria.
That being said, it is important take the measures needed to give you gut some extra love and bacteria boosting when you’re taking antibiotics.
Adding probiotic foods and beverages to your diet, such as yogurt, kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles, and miso, can be positive steps to take toward a healthier gut.
Do You Get Brain Fog?
Basically, your gut is responsible for your daily mood...
High levels of “bad” gut bacteria can lead to inflammation, which may effect your mental health. A big sign of gut bacteria imbalance may be increased mental issues such as:
➤ Trouble dealing with daily stress
➤ Increased symptoms of anxiety and depression
➤ Episodes of brain fog
As women, we deal with enough during our day, and should not have also deal with poor gut health symptoms.
You have the power to heal your gut!
Remember that gut health is an ongoing journey. Small daily changes to nutrition and supplementation, which support your gut health, can lead to big results over time.
WANT TO DIVE DEEPER INTO GUT HEALTH? Click HERE to check out my interview with Becky Wells, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.