The sign of a healthy body is a healthy gut. The intestine consists of several microscopic living things known as microbes, referred to as the gut microbiome, which is extremely crucial for your overall health and wellbeing. Your gut microbiome, which aids in digestion and in improving the immune system, among other things, diversifies with age. A higher microbiome diversity containing different types of microbial species is considered good for your digestive system and health. However, any imbalance in the gut microbiome could result in you developing various health conditions.
Signs of unhealthy gut
Whenever one experiences skin problems, depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, hair fall, and the like, one question they must definitely ask ourselves, ‘Is my gut healthy?’ There are several ways in which an unhealthy gut can reveal itself. Let us look at some of the symptoms of unhealthy gut in greater detail below.
It is thus good to check your gut health from time to time. If you have any of the aforementioned symptoms, consider them as signs, you have an unhealthy gut. The ideal way to restore balance in your gut is by changing your diet. To maintain a healthy gut flora, avoid processed, highly fatty, or rich in sugar foods, as these can cause an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut. Substitute these with high fibrous foods such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, pulses, etc. Other ways of maintaining a healthy gut are exercising daily, managing stress, drinking plenty of water, and the like. In case of prolonged gut problems, it’s advisable to consult a doctor and investigate the underlying cause to avoid further complications. You can also try Wellbeing Nutrition’s Clinically Approved combination of Probiotic strains + Prebiotic fibre that promote digestive balance with a blend of 6 Active Probiotic cultures and Clinically Studied Prebiotic Fibre – Apple Pomace and Chicory root (Inulin) for complete Gut Health.
- Nutritional psychiatry: Your brain on food (https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/nutritional-psychiatry-your-brain-on-food-201511168626)
- Salem I, Ramser A, Isham N, Ghannoum MA. The Gut Microbiome as a Major Regulator of the Gut-Skin Axis. Front Microbiol. 2018;9:1459. Published 2018 Jul 10. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.01459 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6048199/)
- John GK, Wang L, Nanavati J, Twose C, Singh R, Mullin G. Dietary Alteration of the Gut Microbiome and Its Impact on Weight and Fat Mass: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Genes (Basel). 2018;9(3):167. Published 2018 Mar 16. doi:10.3390/genes9030167 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5867888/)
- Zhang YJ, Li S, Gan RY, Zhou T, Xu DP, Li HB. Impacts of gut bacteria on human health and diseases. Int J Mol Sci. 2015;16(4):7493-7519. Published 2015 Apr 2. doi:10.3390/ijms16047493 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4425030/)
- Brown K, DeCoffe D, Molcan E, Gibson DL. Diet-induced dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota and the effects on immunity and disease [published correction appears in Nutrients. 2012 Oct;4(11)1552-3] . Nutrients. 2012;4(8):1095-1119. doi:10.3390/nu4081095 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3448089/)
- Succession of microbial consortia in the developing infant gut microbiome (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20668239/)