Gut health is very important. It’s easy to forget about its role in your body along with its impact on your body as a whole.
What is the gut connected to in the body ?
Like everything else in your body the gut has a role in most functions of your body. Keeping your gut healthy is vital in keeping your whole body healthy. Gut health has been linked to your immune system, mental health, autoimmune diseases and poor gut health has even been linked to cancer and other diseases.
What can impact your gut ?
Many things can impact your gut health, stress and little or a disrupted sleep cycle can have an impact as well as eating a lot of processed foods or taking too many antibiotics. Antibiotics, in order to fight infection, kill all the bacteria in your gut, good bacteria that are used to protect your digestive system.
What to do to help your gut ?
There are many things you can start doing today to help your gut. These could include reducing stress. Ideas for reducing stress could be taking up yoga, meditating or going on walks. Having better nights sleep can also help your gut, try using essential oils to get relaxed before bed.
Drinking more water and staying hydrated is another method for improving your gut health. Another option could be to add more fiber into your diet along with eating more foods with micronutrients. Adding more fruits and vegetables can help your gut, even drinking coffee, tea and wine can help because of the micronutrients found in them. Taking either a prebiotic or probiotic could also help grow good bacteria in your gut.
Meeting with a doctor could be a good way to start your journey in order to improve your gut health. Tests can be done to see if your gut needs some improvement. A doctor can also recommend supplements to take if needed.
In addition to the doctor, you can also be accompanied by complementary medicine professionals specialising in nutrition. Integrative medicine has proven itself for many years. The main goal is obviously your well-being, if not your better health.