Benefits of Healing Your Gut
- Better Moods
- Hormone Balance
- Enhanced Resilience to Stress
- Reduced Inflammation & Pain
- Stronger Immune System
- Better Energy
- Less Food Sensitivities
- Reduced Anxiety & Depression
- Clearer Skin
- Reduced Seasonal Allergies
- Lower Risk of Disease
- Improved Cognitive Function
- Improved Absorption of Critical Nutrients
Your gut is the mastermind behind so many bodily systems that are working in the background every day to make sure you can put one foot in front of the other, breathe, eat, speak, think and drink. Therefore, if your gut health becomes compromised, other parts of your body do too. Your gut keeps you in homeostasis, and when you fall out of balance, you become unwell.
The good news is that if you rebuild your gut health and look after it, you will experience some incredible benefits.
A healthy gut will not only reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, but actually make you feel genuinely happy. Remember, happiness isn’t just the absence of sadness. The gut is responsible for producing hundreds of hormones and is a HUGE part of your endocrine system. Did you know that 95% of serotonin (aka “happy hormone”) is manufactured in the gut? Consequently, if you have poor gut health you won’t be producing enough serotonin to combat an overactive stress response, keep you feeling happy and optimistic and enjoy restorative sleep! And that’s just the impact on one hormone, just think how much your body could be affected by poor gut health with 100s of hormones being created there!
Additionally, you will feel more energised – a healthy gut means internal systems in the body aren’t struggling and therefore draining you of energy. You will have more energy left for giving you a cognitive boost, resulting in some pretty magical and productive days.
A healthy gut will have you glowing from the inside out, as your skin is a reflection of your body’s inner environment. So, if you’re suffering from skin issues then your body is telling you there is an internal issue that needs addressing. Eczema, rosacea and psoriasis are all inflammatory conditions. If you reduce inflammation by healing your gut, then naturally, these conditions will improve if not be eliminated.
From what I have seen in clinical practice, the root cause of inflamed skin begins in the gut, 9 times out of 10. An unhealthy gut is one of the main root causes for inflammation. However, inflammation can occur from hormone imbalances, excess toxicities, nutrient deficiencies, chronic stress and excessive immune reactions. Guess what? Healing your gut can help counter all of those issues too!
Also, if your digestive health is poor, you will not be absorbing nutrients properly. Nutrients are vital for maintaining good skin, hair and nail health. If your gut and digestive system are healthy then you will absorb everything from a nutrient-rich diet and your supplementation, allowing your hair and nails to strengthen and grow and your skin to truly glow. They don’t call it the ‘picture of health’ for nothing! When you are healthy, you feel healthy and you look healthy!
Additionally, acne is most often the result of hormonal imbalance and/or toxic load in the body. The gut is crucial for keeping your hormones balanced and also supporting the liver detoxify your body.
You will also avoid painful and uncomfortable bloating. Gut dysbiosis is one of the main root causes for IBS and poor gut health naturally contributes to bloating. Bloating has been normalised, but it is absolutely not normal!! Our gut microbiota is essential for so many bodily functions, including digestion.
Due to an unhealthy lifestyle, many people’s gut microbiome tends to become imbalanced: bad bacteria in the stomach and intestines start to outgrow the good bacteria. This is known as gut dysbiosis.
There is usually an alteration in the gut flora which, in most cases, can be heavily linked to diet. This can be amplified by antibiotic use and/or overgrowth of bad bacteria. Additional causes or things that aggravate gut dysbiosis include candida overgrowth, parasites or H pylori. This strain on the digestive system results in uncomfortable ‘IBS’ symptoms such as pain, cramping, loose stools, gas, bloating, constipation, anxiety, depression and fatigue. A healthy gut will eliminate these digestive issues. Goodbye cramps and uncomfortable bloating – no more having to unbutton the top button of your jeans after eating!
The Bottom Line
If you haven’t been aware of gut health until now, or if you haven’t completed a gut protocol, if you have taken any rounds of antibiotics, if you haven’t been specifically focusing on enhancing your gut health, then you need to reset and rebuild your gut health. The amount of processed food, normalised daily medication, environmental toxins and general products, foods and lifestyle habits that reduce gut health means that it is impossible not to be impacted by reduced gut health, unless you are consciously supporting your gut health on a daily basis.
If you want to identify your specific imbalances, then lab testing is the way to go, and it will also allow for a more personalised protocol. Otherwise, you can jump right in with the GI Protocol, which has helped hundreds of people and my clients rebalance and heal their guts. The result? They saw their health concerns melt away and watched the benefits bloom!
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