Importance of rebalancing your gut
Good gut health comes from maintaining the balance between good bacteria and bad bacteria in the microbiome which is the gut.
Your gut contains millions of bacteria which can affect how the microbiome is doing. As you already may know, having an unbalanced gut can cause a number of health issues and symptoms.
IBS is the known term referring to a group of symptoms that can lead to digestive and eating problems. Commonly known symptoms are constipation, diarrhea, severe bloating and gas.
So what can be the reason that your gut is out of balance?
1. Constant Fatigue:
An indicator that your gut is acting up is being constantly tired, even before your day has started. This is caused from the lack of diverse bacteria in the gut, leading to lack of energy, chronic fatigue and sleep disorders. A gut that is not in balance will have a hard time regulating or producing serotonin, this can lead to an inability to get a good night’s sleep.
2. Food Intolerances:
A reason that a certain food can cause gastric distress is that the digestive system’s microbiome is probably out of balance. Simply your gut may be lacking enough of the good bacteria that is needed to break down certain foods.
3. Digestive Discomfort:
Symptoms of an unbalanced gut are often constipation, gas, bloating, cramps or acid reflux. A balanced digestive system has less trouble processing food and getting rid of the body’s waste.
And how could you fix it:
- Get more sleep: achieving enough sleep at night can lead to a healthy gut. Without enough sleep there can be a decrease in good bacteria. Which can lead to a vicious cycle of imbalance in bacteria that affects sleep patterns.
- Change your diet: What is eaten has a huge impact on gut health and keeping the gut in balance. So having less processed, high-sugar, and high-fat foods can improve the balance.
- Add Prebiotics and Probiotics to your diet: A good step to improving your gut health is to include prebiotics and probiotics into your diet. This can be found in common foods like leafy greens, bananas, almonds and oats.