If you answered “yes” to the questions prior, regardless of what you have tried or done thus far, your next step should be fixing the health of your gut. The way to stop feeling like crap, self-conscious, uncomfortable, and out of control is to start here.
As Hippocrates once said, “All disease begins in the gut”.
Evidence is now clear that the food we put into our bodies has an effect on how we feel and even on our gene expression. We can literally alter how our body functions with the food choices we make.
Feelings of bloating, diarrhea, constipation, depression, pain (inflammation), skin rashes, brain fog, and fatigue are symptoms that should not be overlooked. Instead, when we view them as warning signs, or clues, we can start to pull back the layers and get you feeling better.
Start in the gut.
The gut microbiome is made up of 100 trillion microbes (picture small bugs) living in our digestive tract. In a perfect world, the number of “good bugs” outweighs the number of “bad bugs”. Unfortunately, this is all too often not the case.
The gut and its microbes are responsible for a number of processes. They include: the digestion and absorption of nutrients, our ability to fight germs—as it houses over 70% of our immune system—how hungry or full we feel, cravings for specific foods, our ability to detoxify, mood, focus, behavior, and how much brain chemicals we make. The gut is actually connected to our brain and sends more messages there than anywhere else!
This similar root of most of your problems is also the basis of many other symptoms and diseases. These range from IBS, IBD, SIBO, Crohn’s, Ulcerative colitis, Celiac to Multiple sclerosis, Alzheimers, Lupus, Anxiety, Depression, Autism, ADHD, Allergies, Eczema, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Obesity, and more.
It makes sense that when we start to address our gut issues with simple, manageable changes, large results are possible in the relief of your symptoms.