5 Simple Facts About Gut Health That Will Change Your Life

April 11, 2019 1 Comment

5 Simple Facts About Gut Health That Will Change Your Life

5 Simple Facts About Gut Health That Will Change Your Life

Getting and staying healthy can be complicated. But when you realise your gut is the key to changing your health, life gets a whole lot simpler.
 
These 5 simple gut facts show how everything works better with a better gut. It just makes sense. Weight loss starts in the gut. Healthy hair, skin and nails - the gut. Low in energy? A clean efficient gut will help that! Bloating, feeling full or gassy? Gut, gut, gut! Whatever health goals you have, it all starts with a healthy and loved gut. 

1. Digestion

“Urrrgh. That bloated feeling just won’t go away. Not to mention the gas!”. Many of us can relate to this. Nothing seems to help. These are usually symptoms of an inefficient digestive system. The health of our guts can actually be the curative solution to many digestive health problems like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). A clean and healthy gut helps to eliminate symptoms like poor digestion, persistent bloating, gas and abdominal pain.

2. Weight management

New research shows that the bacteria living in our gut don’t just affect our insides, but are also playing a crucial part in our physical appearance and what number we’re seeing on the scales. All that you consume goes through the gut. So when it’s working efficiently, your body can support your metabolism and better absorb the nutrients and hydration that you consume. Better absorption means your body will crave fewer nutrients as it’s getting more from less. It’s the long-term, slow-burn approach to keeping the kilos off.

3. Energy

Your gut can also affect your energy levels. It assists your body in breaking down and digesting the food you intake. When your gut is thriving, the food you eat is better absorbed and ‘burned’ by your body. Meaning it can naturally release energy when your body needs it. Having a look into our gut health can actually have a profound impact on a range of psychological functions. Our guts regulate the hormones that control sleep and wakefulness and help shift our circadian rhythms that impact how tired we are and our sleeping cycle. This means that by looking after our gut, we can improve our sleep! And, who could say no to better sleep and more energy?

4. Mental health and mood

We’re all aware that stress isn’t good for us, but did you know that stress levels wreak havoc on our gut? Doing too much exercise, not getting enough sleep and not feeling moments of joy and pleasure in our daily life causes stress that can be linked to the health of our gut. Chronic stress produces too much cortisol in our bodies, which is linked to the “flight or fight” response. This can result in alterations in your gut-brain connection, which can cause or worsen gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders like heartburn, reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome and even food allergies. What’s more, various studies have found that bacteria in our gut also affects our mental health. More than 90 percent of all the serotonin (the happy chemical that contributes to wellbeing and mood) is produced in the gut. It is easy to see how this can become a kind of chain reaction. Stress causes poor gut health, and poor gut health causes poor mental health with conditions like anxiety and depression. A healthy gut can reduce the levels of cortisol in our bodies which can settle anxiety, depression and alleviate inflammation that may be the cause of our emotional and physical health problems.

5. Skin

We mentioned the gut can affect our physical appearance, but it’s not just limited to our weight. Although we may think the best treatment for any skin problem is applying all sorts of cleansers and creams to its surface. But common skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis can actually be a sign that your gut isn’t functioning properly. While skin products are great to support and nourish the skin, a long lasting and glowing complexion comes from the inside.

A healthy, loved gut not only helps digestive issues but also helps all areas of your health and wellbeing. Gut health works!

Love Your Gut powder is Australia’s best-selling natural gut health product. It’s the simplest way to a healthy gut. Just a tablespoon twice a day in water, juice or a smoothie. It’s tasteless so just add to any beverage and include any other supplements you take. It gently cleans your digestive system, so your body can function at its best!

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1 Response

Catherine Frost
Catherine Frost

April 17, 2019

Does this powder help to restore / mend a leaky gut?

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