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By: Nichelle Antoque, GutHack.Com

Many people underestimate gut health. However, gut health is critical for our overall well being. Poor gut health can lead to major health issues such as autoimmune diseases, depression, chronic fatigue, diabetes, and obesity.

Your microbiome is key to gut health.

With our modern lifestyles, our gut health is deteriorating. A number of reasons cause our gut health to deteriorate such as lack of sleep, high-stress levels, processed foods, increased sugar intake, and medications. As a result of this, our gut health suffers along with our mental health, skin, cardiovascular health, immunity, and weight. We are even at a bigger risk of developing cancer.

7 Symptoms of an Unhealthy Gut

If you are uncertain about your gut health or suspect that you have an unhealthy gut, here are 7 common symptoms that indicate an unhealthy gut:

Weight Gain or Weight Loss:

Unintentional weight changes are usually the signs and symptoms of an unhealthy gut. If you have been gaining or losing weight and have made no changes to your diet or exercise routines, it could be the sign of an unhealthy gut. An unhealthy gut absorbs the nutrients that control our blood sugar levels and fat.

Skin Problems:

Skin problems like eczema are linked to an unhealthy gut. Inflammation in the gut that’s caused by food allergies or an unhealthy diet can cause the skin to become irritated. These reactions lead to skin conditions.

Digestive Issues:

Digestive issues such as bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, Crohn’s Disease, heartburn, and even heartburn are the number one signs of an unhealthy gut. If you have experience any of these digestive issues frequently, then it’s highly likely that your gut is unhealthy.

Sugar Cravings and a High Sugar Diet:

If you consume a lot of sugar or sugary foods on a daily basis, the sugar started to eat up all the good bacteria in your gut. By consuming sugar in large doses, you are feeding the unhealthy bacteria in your gut. Harmful bacteria begins to thrive on this, further causing sugar cravings.

Food Allergies and Intolerances:

Food intolerances can be caused by poor bacteria in the gut. Your gut and immune system can react negatively to certain foods which can also cause other symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, bloating, gas, and abdominal pain.

Mental Health Issues:

An unhealthy gut can cause various mental health conditions such as depression, stress, anxiety, and moodiness. This is due to the fact that your body is unable to absorb certain nutrients.

90% of your serotonin is made in your gut.

This also causes a lack of serotonin and dopamine in the brain, which is your happy hormones.

Autoimmune Diseases:

Poor gut health causes the immune system to function poorly, which causes systemic inflammation. This is also another cause of autoimmune diseases. When your immune system functions poorly, its unable to fight off any of these diseases and the body starts becoming weaker.

Bottom Line:

A healthy gut is the key to having an overall wellbeing. It is required to maintain good cardiovascular health, brain health and your immune system. There are a number of changes that you can make in your daily lifestyle to achieve good gut health, start by eating healthier foods and getting active.

Guthack.Com is all about discovering and examining safe alternative methods, backed by real research and testimonies, to reduce symptoms of IBD and IBS when standard procedures are so ineffective that even medical professionals admit there are no answers.

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