Poor Gut Health

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A healthy gut is vital in improving your health and well being, in particular digestion, immunity and maintaining a healthy body weight. When our gut health is compromised, it can have a profound effect on many different structures and functions in the body. So what can cause gut dysfunction?

  • Rushing when you eat
  • Stress
  • Inflammation
  • Lack of bile in the liver and gall bladder
  • Poor dietary choice which exarcerbates food sensitivities
  • Medications
  • Infections

What are some possible signs to look for?

  • Bloating
  • Poor sleep
  • Lack of energy
  • Moody
  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Skin problems
  • Weight fluctuation
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Constantly sick
  • Constantly hungry

How can I help fix this?

Increase prebiotics in your diet. Prebiotics are a type of fibre only found in plant based products such as:

  • Onions, leeks, bananas and oats.
  • Potato starch, kumara (cold) also known as 'resistant starches'.
  • Fermented foods such as apple cider vinegar, kimchi and sauerkraut.

 

Click on the following link for a greater understanding of how prebiotics work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjxYauok94Q

If you are interested in increasing your gut health, have a chat with your Results Coach and book a time to go over your Real Food Programme to see where you can make some small changes.