5 Signs You Have Poor Gut Health And What To Do About It
How to spot the signs and stop bad gut health in its tracks
We all want to live a long and healthy life. Some of us are dreamers, others of us are doers. If you are looking to take control of your general health and wellbeing, here are 5 clear signs that you could be suffering from poor gut health, and here’s what you can do about it.
Although gut health is a taboo topic, it is critical to your daily functioning and wellbeing. Your gut bacteria performs critical functions in the body including supporting strong immunity, drawing energy from the foods we eat and eliminating toxins and other substances. Within your gastrointestinal tract is the micro-biome. It is lined with microbes including bacteria, fungi, and even viruses.
Of the total good and bad bacteria in our bodies, a healthy balance is considered 85% good bacteria and 15% bad bacteria. Bacteria can survive in the harshest conditions and live everywhere around us; throughout our environment, on our skin, in our mouth and inside our bodies. Although that may seem confronting, these good bacteria are essential to our survival. As you now know, the body contains both good and bad bacteria. If we have an excess of bad bacteria in the body, we suffer from imbalances and can suffer from a range of digestive issues, illnesses and health conditions.
1. You’re experiencing discomfort
If you’re experiencing stomach pains, diarrhoea, gas, constipation or other stomach problems, this is a common sign that you have an unhealthy gut.
If you’re experiencing constipation, this could point to a disruption of your gut flora yeast overgrowth, or a leaky gut. The good bacteria within your gut helps to break down and absorb food whilst also eliminating substances and toxins. If your gut flora is disturbed, then this can lead to bloating or diarrhoea.
2. You’re struggling to sleep
Wide bodies of research support that having quality sleep is critical to restoring balance in the body. Many Doctor’s 6-8 hours of sleep for optimal functioning, but what happens when you are unable to get the sleep you need? If you’re struggling to sleep, it could be connected to imbalances in your gut bacteria.
Our mental health is closely linked to the quality and timing of our sleep. New evidence suggests that the gut microbiota can influence our sleep quality and our circadian rhythm, or sleep-wake cycles. This recent research suggests that an unbalanced gut may create or perpetuate existing sleep problems. If you’re struggling to sleep, you may benefit from B-Crobes’ HEXBIO® in order to get your gut health back on track. You should also consult a Doctor to consider any additional factors specific to you.
3. Your skin is not as it should be
If you’re suffering from acne, eczema or skin rashes, it could be a sign that you have an imbalance in gut bacteria. If you’re looking for clear skin and a healthy glow, that which will affect your gut, will also affect your skin. Your digestive system is responsible for flushing toxins and taking the good stuff from your food to heal and replenish your body. Around 100 trillion good bacteria live in and around our bodies. As these bacteria help us to absorb nutrients critical to health and wellbeing, if our gut flora is imbalanced, then our skin is likely to suffer. It is important to employ a health supplement rich in good bacteria into your routine such as B-Crobes’ HEXBIO®. This can be supported with a balanced and healthy diet, swapping processed foods and sugars for natural and fermented foods.
4. You crave certain foods
If you’re craving something sweet, or something salty it could mean that you have a bacterial imbalance in your gut. For example, when taking antibiotics, the bacteria can get wiped out, including the good stuff which can lead to sugar cravings. This total elimination of bacteria is the reason why antibiotics are often considered the ‘last resort’. In order to recover gut health, it is highly recommended to employ B-Crobes’ multi-strain HEXBIO® health supplement with 6 Beneficial Bacteria to give your body the attention and care it deserves.
5. Your weight is fluctuating
When measuring our progress or our current physical state, we can often turn to the scales. Depending on your condition, certain types of gut bacteria can cause weight loss, and others can cause weight gain. Weight loss can be associated with SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth). This can be caused with the excess of microbes interfering with absorption of critical vitamins, minerals and fats. On the other hand, other kinds of bacteria have been connected to weight gain. This is because certain microbes are able to extract more calories from foods than others.
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