Signs of a problematic gut you should not ignore

Wednesday 01st December 2021 08:38 EST

The complexity of our digestive system and its effects on overall well-being is a topic of increasing research in the medical community. For example, thousands of studies in the past two decades link gut issues with mental health, autoimmune diseases, skin conditions and the immune system.

The gut shares a special connection with the brain. If there are more bad bacteria than good bacteria in the gut, there is an imbalance that may make us more prone to multiple health issues, which is why doctors always advise us to keep our gut health in the best shape.

You can have the healthiest diet on the planet; however, if your gut does not match your food intake, it will not digest the good. Therefore, to heal any ailment or imbalance in your body, you should think of your gut health before anything else.

Ayurveda believes poor gut health is the cause behind most diseases, and it is essential to fix gut health to manage these imbalances or illnesses. There are a couple of signs that could tell if the gut is unhappy.

These include: * Anorexia/ loss of appetite * Bloating * Heaviness in the abdomen- especially after meals

The coating on your tongue or bad breath
* Constipation or loose stool * Indigestion * Acne * Stress and anxiety * Insomnia * Drowsiness * Brain Fog * Poor immunity (You are often sick) Fatigue, etc.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing one or more of the symptoms mentioned above, it could signify an unhealthy gut or poor metabolism. So, what can one do to maintain or boost your gut health?

* Get enough sleep * Eat slowly

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
* Take prebiotic or probiotic * Get tested for food intolerances * Consume foods rich in fibre

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