Being that your gut is not easily visible, it can be hard to monitor its health! In order to help we have compiled a list of signs to help you better understand the needs of your gut! We have also included tips on how how to improve your gut health.
An upset gut can affect a wide variety of things including your immune system, skin, weight, hormones, heart, brain, and the absorption of nutrients! This is why it is so important to understand your little gut friend.
Here are the Five signs of an unhealthy Gut:
1. Poor Sleep and Chronic Fatigue
Sleep disturbances such as insomnia may indicate that that there is an issue with the serotonin levels produced in the gut! Serotonin is an important hormone that is involved with your sleep and mood. Poor sleep often leads to fatigue which can also be used as a monitor for gut health.
2. Body Inflammation and High-Sugar Diet
Processed food and added sugars can decrease the amount of "good" bacteria in your gut. Bodily inflammation is often linked to a high diet in refined sugars. Also, the imbalance of "good" bacteria can lead to more sugar cravings which will cause further damage to your gut.
3. Tummy Aches or Upset Stomach
Imbalanced Gut's have a harder time processing food and getting rid of waste. An imbalanced gut can be detected if you have symptoms of bloating, gas, constipation, heart burn, and diarrhea. If your tummy hurts often that can be a great indicator that your gut is having a hard time.
4. Weight Changes
Unintentional changes in your weight, wether its weight gain or weight loss, can be an indicator of an unhealthy Gut. Unintentional changes in weight means that you did not change anything in your diet or exercise to result in the weight change. If you are unintentionally gaining weight it may be due to insulin resistance. If you are unintentionally loosing weight it may be due to small intestine bacterial overgrowth. You may also feel the urge to overeat because of decreased nutrient absorption which may also lead to weight gain.
5. Skin Difficulties
If you are dealing with skin irritations like eczema for example it may be due to problems within your gut. A poor diet or food allergies can result in an inflamed gut. This inflamed gut may cause increased release of proteins into your body. This leakage of proteins can irritate the skin and cause different skin conditions.
With this new knowledge to help you better monitor your gut health, let us also offer some tips and advice on how to help improve your gut health:
1. Change Your Diet
Based on what we know about how processed foods and added sugars can affect your gut, it would be best to reduce the intake amount of those products. Adding fiber, lean protein, and plant based food to your diet will make your gut a happy gut.
2. Stay Hydrated
You can help the mucosal lining of the intestines and the good gut bacteria by drinking plenty of water instead of soda and coffee!
3. Get More Sleep
Prioritizing your sleep and finding sleep remedies can help the health of your gut. Lack of sleep can impact your gut!
4. Lower Your Stress Levels
With day to day life of home life, work life, school, and more stress is something that affects us all. finding ways to properly manage and cope with stress can be helpful for your gut. High levels of stress can be hard on your mind, body, and gut! Ways of managing stress may include working on time management skills, going on daily walks, meditating, spending time with loved ones, etc.
5. Take Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is an algae mineral rich in Silica. this aquatic superfood effectively clears your gut of the bas juju and enables the good stuff to proliferate! You can put a teaspoon of DE in your water, smoothies, protein shakes etc. or you can buy our capsules and take it as a supplement! Our Food Grade DE helps your gut in the following ways:
- cleanses intestinal walls and digestive tract
- kills parasites and bugs
- increases mineral absorption
- reduces gas and bloating
Help your Gut become a HAPPY Gut by ordering your package of Diatomaceous Earth now!