Have you ever had sneaky health issues that don’t really classify you as “sick” but affect your quality of life in your body on a daily basis? Little things like chronic headaches, menstrual cramps, feeling tired after meals, insomnia, thinning hair, dark circles under your eyes, brain fog, fatigue, or inability to lose weight no matter how hard you try, are all a signs that there’s something going on in your gut.
As a matter of fact, there’s not a single system in your body that isn’t affected by your gut, so if you know you have thyroid issues, immune issues, hormonal issues, depression or acne, healing your gut is a definite must for helping you thrive.
Let’s dive deeper into how our gut health affects our entire bodies:
- The Gut Immune Connection - the greatest density of immune cells in our body is in our small intestine (aka the powerhouse of our gut). If your small intestine is compromised with bad bacteria, food that it’s allergic to or leaky gut, your immune system is definitely taking a hit. We’ve all never thought so much about our immunity before this last year but if there’s one thing you can do to boost your immunity- it’s heal your gut! Learn more about boosting your immune system here.
- The Gut Brain Connection - recent scientific studies have documented that probiotics and gut inflammation greatly affect brain conditions like anxiety, depression and brain fog. In many instances, healing the gut has caused peoples brain fog and anxiety to clear right up.
- The Gut Metabolism Connection - if you’ve got an overgrowth of bad bacteria in your gut, it’s slowing down your digestive system which in turn slows down your metabolism and causes you to gain weight. Studies have shown that rebalancing gut bacteria (by adding probiotics like kombucha and kefir into your life!) speeds up people’s metabolism and actually helps stubborn weight loss.
- The Gut Thyroid Connection - Inflammation in the gut and it’s sister leaky gut are a huge contributor to thyroid conditions especially hypothyroidism. Diets that eliminate inflammatory foods and excess carb intake (like the one we do in the Atmosphere Reset and Gut Cleanse) are known to improve thyroid function. Additionally, probiotics have also been shown to help with thyroid conditions.
- The Gut Skin Connection - There’s an old saying that, “The skin is a reflection of the gut.” Skin conditions that include acne, rashes, and inflammation have been shown to drastically improve with an anti-inflammatory diet and rebalancing gut bacteria.
This year we’ll be diving deeper into how you can heal your gut so that you can truly live your most energetic and vibrant life. To learn more about healing our gut check out our post on 5 Simple Ways to Support Your Gut. The first step is understanding just how important a healthy gut is to your wellbeing and vitality.