How do you know if your gut is leaky, or your microbiome is out of balance? The most important part of this answer is that it may not show up as digestive symptoms. That’s right, your gut may have lost its ability to function properly and you may not notice anything different in that part of your body. Have you ever felt tired or foggy after a meal? This could be a sign of leaky gut because there are food molecules entering your bloodstream that do not belong there; your body now has to work to eliminate them. This stimulates your immune system and you feel tired because your body is working hard to eliminate these ‘foreign’ particles. This also causes ongoing inflammation and more fatigue. One of the leading symptoms of celiac disease, which is caused by gluten intolerance, is brain fog.
Auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease can all have their root in impaired gut health. This is why it is so important to keep your gut healthy!
Do you experience indigestion or a bloated feeling after meals, and just assume that it is ‘normal’. Well, it isn’t normal. It is a sign that your digestive system is not functioning properly and the health of your entire body is at risk. Taking medications to suppress symptoms is not the answer since this approach ignores the underlying cause, and your health will continue to deteriorate.
Just about any dis-ease condition can be influenced by the health of your intestinal tract. Regardless of the health condition that you may be experiencing (or even if you believe that you are symptom-free), keeping your gut healthy is essential to your well-being.
Come and join the conversation this Saturday to learn more about keeping your gut healthy: