The gut and gut microbiome plays an incredibly important role in our lives. Working together, our digestive system and the beneficial microbes residing in it digest food, synthesize vitamins, and assist with immune functions. So what are the signs of an unhealthy gut and how can you tell?
Signs of an Unhealthy Gut
- Gas, diarrhea, and constipation
- Mood Changes
- Skin and Allergy Issues
- Weight Gain and Craving Sugar/Fat/Carbs
- Autoimmune Problems
- Chronic Fatigue
There are a wide variety of potential causes. Lifestyle is one of the biggest. Poor diet, lack of exercise, lack of sleep, stress, drinking alcohol, and smoking can all be linked to gut disruptions. Prescriptions, antibiotics, and over the counter medications can also play a role in damaging the gut.
Boosting Gut Health
Diet and lifestyle changes are very effective ways to get your gut back in tip-top shape. Eliminate high fat and high sugar foods and incorporate more whole foods like vegetables and fruits. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep and exercise regularly. If you are struggling with anxiety, alcohol, or smoking visit with your healthcare professional. Finally, add a prebiotic to your diet!
Kibow Fortis® is a multi-fiber (prebiotic) dietary supplement. Unlike other dietary fiber supplements, Kibow Fortis® consists of soluble and insoluble fibers. This combination provides weight management, satiety, digestive health, lipid reduction, and intestinal flora maintenance.
The Bottom Line
If you suspect that something is amiss with your gut, remember to always speak with a qualified healthcare professional.