Why taking care of your Gut is more important than you Realise!
Lately it’s been seeming like Gut Health is the next “Fad” or “Trend” in the health and fitness industry. The question arises, will this trend blow over anytime soon? I Highly Doubt it! Gut health may be a fad, but it arises from serious concerns we all need to pay attention to ASAP. Why you ask? I’ll tell you why:
1. Your gut controls your immune system – Autoimmune diseases, Such as:
- Rheaumatoid arthritis
- Inflammatory bowel disease- (IBS) Irritable bowl
- Systematic inflammation contributes to blockages in the lungs- asthma
- Hair loss
- Frequent colds
- Dry mouth
2. Your gut has an influence on your health, digestive system and your weight, influencing factors like:
- Weight gain / loss
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3. Your gut manages the bacteria in your body – your body needs good bacteria to:
- Prevent and treat antibiotic associated diarrhea
- Promote healthy cholesterol
- Help with depression and anxiety
- Boost your immune system
- Soothe symptoms of irritable bowel
- Eradicate ulcers
- Avoid diabetes
- Manage diverticular disease
- Help with excess belly fat
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4. Nutrients are absorbed through your gut, an inability to look after your gut will lead to deficiencies from nutrients such as:
- Vitamin D, K, Magnesium
- Vitamin B12 and B7
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5. Leaky gut syndrome is REAL
- Stomach cramping
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6. Your gut effects your brain, which can have seriously adverse effects on your mood
- Brain fog
7. Gut flora affects your insulin sensitivity, things that affect it include:
- Visceral fat accumulation – fat gain, especially visceral fat, which is found around the organs
- Chronic inflammation – stress plays a big role here
- Diets high in both fat and sugar- Foods high in sugar and fat can induce insulin resistance
- Sleep deprivation and chronic stress
Clearly, failing to take care of your gut Can and Will lead to some serious health issues later on in life.