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Do you have an unhealthy gut? If you don’t know the answer, perhaps this post will assist you in your health and wellness efforts.
Our wellness journey with the goal of improving our gut health began after a too long experience of eating a lot of fast food. We had heard the term unhealthy gut for several years, but we didn’t know that it was a problem for us.
But, after feeling poorly for several weeks and a few other signs, we started looking into this issue. We found a lot of helpful information was available on this topic.
The first thing we wanted to know was what are the signs and symptoms of an unhealthy gut. We found that there are:
Five Signs that you have an Unhealthy Gut
- Gas or Bloating
- Indigestion or Heartburn after meals
- Irregular bowel movement (diarrhea or constipation)
- Food allergies or sensitivities
- Frequent Colds
How does your stomach feel?
The first three signs are definitely easy to identify. They have to do with how our stomach feels. Oftentimes when we have stomach (gastrointestinal) discomfort it is after eating a meal that was high in carbohydrates. If we don’t have the right balance of gut bacteria, this discomfort is likely to be a result of poor digestion and the absorption of those carbohydrates.
There are a lot of ailments that could be linked to an unhealthy gut. These include headaches, anxiety, inability to concentrate and depression.
Want to Know More?
Be sure to read our series of posts on this topic. You can start here. Additionally, there are some excellent books available on this topic. These are a few of my favorite ones:
The bottom line is that having the right balance of bacteria in our bodies aids in helping us stay healthy. The great news is that there are things you can do to improve your gut health.