Six Tell-tale Signs You Have An Unhealthy Gut


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Researchers are increasingly learning that the gut is a portal to health and well-being. People who have healthy stomachs are far less likely to experience serious health complaints that knock them out of action for weeks at a time. 

Of course, the opposite is true for those whose stomachs aren’t as healthy. 

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In this post, we take a look at some of the telltale signs that you have an unhealthy gut and what, if anything, you can do about it. 

You Get Regular Migraines

Believe it or not, migraines and gut health are closely linked. Migraines can cause nausea and vomiting because of the way they affect the nervous system. Furthermore, they tend to be more common in people whose guts aren’t functioning properly.

Try cutting your consumption of foods like coffee, tea, grapes, and chocolate. An improvement in gut health may reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks. 

You Get Regular Skin Irritation 

Likewise, the quality of the gut lining also determines the quality of the skin. When the gut barrier is functioning normally, it improves skin quality. When it isn't, it leads to an increased incidence of psoriasis, acne, and eczema. 

If you have skin irritation, try eating more anti-inflammatory foods. Steer clear of foods that damage the gut barrier. Reduce your intake of meat and dairy products substantially. 

You Are Intolerant To Some Foods

You should be able to eat all commercially available foods. These cultivars are safe for the vast majority of the population. However, if you start experiencing gut trouble, then it could be a sign that something has gone wrong with your gut barrier function. 

Usually, the only way to deal with this issue is to eliminate the foods causing the problem. Continuing to eat them often just makes the issue worse. 

You Have Extreme Food Cravings

As you go through life, you shouldn’t experience intense sugar cravings. If you do, it could mean that you have too many bad bacteria living in your gut. 

The trick here is to reduce sugar consumption and center your diet around better, healthier foods. Cut down on items that are high in sucrose and replace them over time with vegetables. As the balance of bacteria in your gut adjusts, so too will your meal preferences. 

You Can’t Sleep

Digestive issues can also cause trouble sleeping. If you have poor gut health, it leads to fatigue because of a lack of serotonin production in the stomach. Inflammation may get worse as you rest as your body tries to eliminate unwanted toxins. 

Having a chiropractor check you over may help. They can often deal with digestive issues directly and prevent them from affecting your quality of life. 

You Keep Gaining Or Losing Weight Unintentionally

Lastly, stomach issues may cause you to gain or lose weight unintentionally. If you can’t absorb nutrients, your weight will remain low, even if you eat a lot. By contrast, if you’re gaining weight uncontrollably, it could be because of the type of bacteria living in your gut. Your body may be asking you to consume additional food to compensate for a lack of nutrient absorption. 


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