Gut health is an important topic of conversation that often gets overlooked. Poor gut health has been linked to a variety of health issues, such as allergies, anxiety, depression, and digestive disorders. A balanced gut microbiome is important for overall health, as it helps to regulate digestion, absorption of nutrients, and production of hormones and neurotransmitters. It also helps to protect against infection and inflammation. Improving gut health is key for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
10 Signs You May Have an Unhealthy Gut
If you experience any of the following, you may have an unhealthy gut, according to Frederick Health:
Feel tired often.
Intolerant of some foods.
Extreme food cravings, especially sugar.
Unintentional weight gain or loss.
Frequent mood changes.
If you're interested in learning more about these ten signs, you can find additional information here.
3 Ways to Balance Your Gut Health
Balancing your gut health helps to maintain a healthy digestive system and a healthy immune system. Here are three ways you can start balancing your gut health:
One way to improve gut health is through nutrition. Eating foods that are rich in fiber, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, can help feed the healthy bacteria in the gut. This can also help to reduce inflammation and support a healthy weight. Eating probiotic-rich foods, such as fermented foods, can also help to boost the bacteria in the gut.
Drinking enough water helps to keep the digestive system functioning properly and can help keep the body hydrated. Staying hydrated can help reduce constipation, maintain regular bowel movements, and help the body absorb nutrients from food.
Exercise can also help to improve gut health. Exercise helps to boost circulation, which can improve the gut’s ability to absorb nutrients. It can also help to reduce stress, which can have a positive effect on gut health.
Getting enough quality sleep is important for gut health. Poor sleep can disrupt the balance of bacteria in the gut, which can lead to inflammation and other digestive issues. Aiming for 7-9 hours of sleep per night can help to keep the gut healthy and balanced.
Overall, improving gut health is essential for overall health and wellbeing. Eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise, and getting enough sleep are all important for maintaining a healthy gut. Taking care of your gut is an important part of taking care of your overall health.
We Can Help You
Tria Health’s Pharmacy Advocate Program offers one-on-one, private consultations with a Tria Health Pharmacist. During your consultation, your pharmacist will review all your current medications, including vitamins and supplements. We also have health coaches available that can help you explore different dietary choices.