How Gut Health Affects Your Entire Body
We pride ourselves in the ability to do more and do it all. However our modern day life that involves high stress levels, too little sleep, eating processed and high-sugar foods, and taking antibiotics are all damaging our gut health. In turn, affecting other aspects of our health and a major contributor to weight gain.
When your gut is healthy, it will help support
- A strong immune system
- Clearer, healthier skin
- Optimal digestion (no bloating, gas, constipation)
- Healthy cortisol levels which helps with insulin production
- A positive mood and better mental health
- Better quality sleep
- Healthy weight & hormone levels
- Your ability to absorb nutrients
The state of your gut health can also play a role in your ability to lose weight and body fat. Often times, when there is an overgrowth of bad bacteria living in your gut, this can add 10-15lbs of weight to your mid section.
Dysbiosis (yeast, fungus, parasite over growth) is becoming more and more popular and affects everything from how well you breakdown and absorb nutrients from food, to cravings (for carbs or sweets) and the quality of your sleep. If you have been following us long enough, you know that without optimal sleep, it's virtually impossible to lose weight.
On a scale of 1-10 (1 being poor & 10 being optimal), how would you rate your gut health?
If you feel like your gut health needs improvement but you don't really know what to do, respond back to this email and let's chat. A 5 Step Assessment might be right for you.