Avoiding these gut health diet killers are imperative to gut health diet success!
Do you have persistent constipation or diarrhea, abdominal pain, and bloating? What about nausea, belching, gas or stomach gurgles? Or what about skin rashes, infertility or energy problems… things that you would not even consider to be “gut symptoms.” There are so many gut health diet killers out there. A variety of organisms like fungi, bacteria, viruses, and microbes reside inside a human body’s gastrointestinal tract, also known as the ‘gut.’ The majority of these live inside the large intestine of the body and are responsible for the effective functioning of the immune system; i.e. the GUT!
As a gut health specialist for 12 of the 14 years I’ve been in practice, I can tell you that we as a society don’t realize or recognize how much is actually connected to our digestion and gut health. 90% of our immune system is rooted in our digestion. 90%! This is huge considering what’s happening right now.
My goal with clients is to always identify the root cause of their symptoms. And in the process of identifying those root causes, avoiding these gut health killers will be very helpful!
So, here are the most common factors/ mistakes that you might be making on almost daily basis. And, you’ll also learn how these mistakes are impacting the genome of the gut. ie. Your gut microbiome!
1. Anxiety and stress
3. Sleep Deprivation
4. Strenuous / Extended Exercise Sessions
5. Limited Sunlight Exposure
6. High NSAID Consumption
Too much stress and anxiety have a direct impact on the hormone ‘cortisol’. This hormone is responsible for the flight or fight mechanism in the human body. An increased release of this hormone not only inhibits weight loss efforts, but also disrupts normal gut function as the stomach releases fewer secretions for proper digestion of food.
Sometimes we don’t realize the importance of hydration. And, we also don’t realize how dehydrated we really are! The human body is composed of 60 to 80 percent water content. Drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces of water daily is overly critical for the proper functioning of the gut. When a person is dehydrated, the mucosal lining of the gut starts deteriorating. Please do not listen when you hear other said “experts” saying to only drink water when you’re thirsty. That. Is. B.S.
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Inadequate sleep disturbs the balance of microbes in the gut and the body clock. This leads to the excessive release of cortisol. Fewer hours of sleep cause reduced good gut bacteria. It might be a challenge though aim for 7-8 hours a night. A disturbed gut microbiome enhances the cravings for sugar and junk food.
Exercise is beneficial for the overall health of a person. However, too much of high-intensity exercise leads to the disruption of hormones. Intense exercise sessions can cause or contribute to ‘leaky gut’ along with cortisol hormone secretion. Excessively high (or even low) levels of cortisol will disrupt digestion leading to diarrhea, bloating, heartburn and much more.
Believe it or not, sunlight can also help you avoid these gut health diet killers too…
Usage of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) disrupts gut microbiome, causes leaky gut syndrome as well as a host of other issues. As a result, it’s best to avoid as much as possible.
It’s so easy to avoid these gut health diet killers on a regular basis. Of course changing habits is never easy. And with that said, it’s definitely worth it! CLICK HERE to check out a few client success stories.
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