Having a healthy digestive system plays a big role in how you feel each day. Things such as chronic stress, lack of sleep and a highly refined diet can disrupt your digestion and leave you feeling less than your best.

Here are some things to look out for when it comes to your gut health, a few ways to address the issues and some possible solutions you may like to try.

Some common symptoms of poor gut health include:

Constipation, Diarrhoea, Bloating, HeartBurn or even signs of Colic.

And less common symptoms are: Low Iron, Thyroid issues, Hormonal issues and Skin issues.

Keys that assist to address what the issues could be:

  • Having your blood pathology (blood work) will help in providing “markers” for your practitioner.
  • Testing the gut function (Micro Biomes) via stool sample
  • Testing your Food Allergens / intolerances will help look at what foods are becoming reactive for people

Some possible solutions:

  • Eat an anti-inflammatory diet
  • Removing inflammatory foods such as Cow's Dairy, Gluten, Sugar, Eggs
  • Removing alcohol
  • Introducing more plant based foods (fruits & vegetables)
  • Reducing stress and getting more sleep

Working with a Health Professional is a great way to guide you through a step by step process to achieve a healthier gut and you can always chat to the team at Gwinganna about the Signature 7 Day program which includes a focus on adrenal restoration, gut health and liver function.

Shannon McNeill