Did you know that 90% of disease can be linked back to gut health?
Over the years I have seen numerous clients for all different varieties of gut issues. Often they come to me with some classic symptoms and believe that something else is going on, because it’s easy to underestimate how intrinsic the gut can be in our overall health and wellbeing. Hopefully by the time you have finished reading this blog you will have a little more understanding on the common symptoms of poor gut health and the general functions it plays within our bodies.
Let’s start with an overview of the functions of the gastro intestinal microbiome
The microbiome is an organ unto itself consisting of different types of bacteria, viruses an fungi and plays a crucial role in human health and disease.By understanding the patterns of your own internal microbiome ecosystem, it can give clarity on how your microbes are impacting your health. Microbes live in communities and like all communities – some can flourish whilst others can create chaos. These communities are like gatekeepers to many of the functions of our bodies. If these communities change, through impacts from our diet, lifestyles and environments, then the protection from these communities of microbes can diminish allowing environments where disease or pathogens can flourish causing us horrible symptoms.
The GI Microbiome has three main functions:
1. Production of energy metabolites, vitamins, neurotransmitters in the defence against pathogenic colonisation.
2. Digestion of fibres
3. Development of the immune system.
Dysbiosis- what you need to know
Dysbiosis means there is an imbalance between the types of organisms present in a person’s natural microflora, especially in the gut which can cause ill health.
Dysbiosis in the Gastro-intestinal microbiome can be associated with the following health issues: Chronic Fatigue, Metabolic Syndrome, Autoimmune, Neuro-degeneration, Mental Health, Depression, Systemic Inflammation, IBS/IBD and Skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, urticaria, rosacea, eczema
Still unsure about whether or not you are suffering with gut issues specifically? Let’s look at some common symptoms:
Do you suffer from any of the following?
• Chronic bloating and excessive gas
• Constipation and/or diarrhoea
• Heartburn or acid reflux
• Chronic skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, rosacea or acne
• Chronic fatigue
• Depression or low mood
• Brain fog and lack of energy
• Chronic inflammation
• Food allergies or insensitivities
• Autoimmune conditions
• Long Covid
• Weight loss resistance
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