There's a lot of talk now about gut health, and rightly so. The gut is one of the most important areas of your body when it comes to health. Around 70 - 80% of your immune system resides within your gut, so if your gut isn't in a good state, your immune system isn't going to be either.
Another fact about the gut, is that it is where 95% of your serotonin is made. Serotonin is the "feel good" neurotransmitter that is often lacking when someone is depressed or anxious. Again, if your gut isn't healthy, your serotonin levels may be affected leading to anxiety or feeling low.
Then there's the more obvious things you can notice if your gut isn't in good shape....
alternating constipation and diarrhoea
pain and discomfort
skin conditions...and the list goes on
So what can cause an unhealthy gut?
One of the things that affects your gut, is stress. Chronic (long-term) stress has the ability to change the physiological functioning of your gut, as well as the makeup of your microbiota. When the balance of the flora in your gut is altered, this can lead to the overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria, while reducing the range of the different types of bacteria that live there. When this delicate balance is altered, it can lead to things such as GERD, IBD, IBS, SIBO, gastritis, and more.
Another big player in gut health is your diet. What you put in your mouth every day either feeds the microbiota in a healthy way, or it creates inflammation in your gut, which then leads to the delicate, healthy mucous layer in your gut wall to be broken down, which consequently sets the stage for disease processes to occur. The tight junctions in your gut wall begin to open up and you end up with gut barrier dysfunction, commonly known as "leaky gut". Leaky gut has been identified as the culprit in a host of different health problems including auto-immune conditions, allergies, arthritis, even depression and mood disorders. Leaky gut = leaky brain.
What can you do to heal your gut?
My 12 Week Gut Health Program works at the cellular level, with the aim of repairing and restoring the function of the cells that line your gut, by focusing on 3 key areas:
Your gut microbiota
Your gut lining
Your gut immune network
By addressing these 3 areas, we are:
targeting the root of disease processes, the immune network of your gut, which impacts your whole body
targeting the cellular processes to enhance repair and healing
targeting your entire gut ecosystem, with the goal of restoring homeostasis (balance).
We do this through the use of carefully selected, high quality, "Clinician Only" (not available in shops), food-based supplements, combined with a wholefood dietary plan that helps to nourish and restore your gut.
The Program is not difficult to follow and encourages diet diversity, as opposed to diet restriction (unless food allergies are present). It is also able to be used for virtually all digestive complaints, irrespective of the name placed on it.
If you are experiencing any gut issues including bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, flatulence, malabsorption, discomfort, nausea, or even skin conditions such as acne, rashes, or eczema, then this 12 Week Gut Health Program is for you.
Call today to find out more or book your 30 Minute Telephone Discovery Call here.