Around here, gut health is a pretty big deal. How couldn’t it be? When you think about the anatomy of our gut and how it’s connected to everything we do, caring for it should be paramount. Research has found a connection between gut health and your anxiety, heart, hormones, and even the appearance of your skin. Are you sure your gut is healthy?
How to Tell If Your Gut Is Healthy?
There are many ways to figure out the status of your gut health. Keeping an eye on the different ways your gut is continuously communicating can give you a fair idea. Other ways include:
- Looking at what your stool is telling you
- Trying an at-home gut health test
- Keep an eye for your skin’s messages
- Listen to your gut
Signs of an Unhealthy Gut
The good thing about our gut is that it’s exceptionally communicative. When something is happening in our gut, all we must do is listen and pay attention to its messages. Some signs of an unhealthy gut include:
- Upset stomach
- Unexpected weight changes
- Sleep disturbances
- Skin irritations
- Food intolerances
- Rise in autoimmune conditions
What Can You Do?
There’s so much you can do to keep your gut health as optimal as possible. First, discuss with your doctor what type of pre and probiotics you should incorporate. Then, stay away from foods and diets that damage your gut health. Finally, lower your stress levels, stay hydrated, and get enough sleep as all these lifestyle changes will benefit your gut microbiota.
A Note from GR8NESS
The equilibrium in your gut is exceptionally delicate. If you believe your gut health is not the best, consult with a specialist before making any drastic changes to your diet or lifestyle. In the meantime, a diet rich in fiber foods, vegetables, and water is highly beneficial. Additionally, incorporate exercises such as yoga or meditation techniques that help lower your stress levels and promote better gut health.