The Lowdown On Gut Health
You may have heard the buzz by now. Gut health is being talked about by just about everyone, but what’s it all about? Well, scientists and medical professionals have begun to understand the helpful role of our guts. The state of our gut is often a great indicator of our overall health. And we have bacteria to thank.
Our guts are filled with bacteria, the kind that play an integral role in our digestion and physical wellbeing. The bacteria in our gut is made up of millions of genes, viruses and fungi. The unique composition of our gut is influenced by our diet and lifestyle, as well as our mother’s gut, that we experienced in the womb.
Because of their home in the lining of our digestive system, gut bacteria is perhaps the most influential bacteria in our bodies. It affects our metabolism, immune system, mood and more.
When our gut is in poor health, so is the rest of our body. Some signs your gut is out of whack include:
● Upset stomach
● Increased sugar cravings
● Frequent fatigue and/or insomnia
● Skin irritation
● Food intolerances
We know our guts affect how we feel, so how do we positively affect our gut health? Luckily, there are a few simple ways to keep your gut feeling it’s best.
Quit Processed Foods since they’re hard on our GI (gastrointestinal tract), creating a lot of extra work for our digestive system. Sticking to whole fruits, vegetables, and unprocessed meats is a good way to keep your gut calm.
Probiotics and Prebiotics are a powerful duo that make it their mission to keep good bacteria present in your body. Probiotics found in foods like yogurt and kombucha are an especially good idea if you’ve been taking any antibiotics, or just want to give your gut a boost. Prebiotics, which are found in foods like garlic, onions, bananas, are dietary fibers that feed the good bacteria, ensuring the colon (among other systems) is healthy.
Gut Health with MedStudio
At MedStudio, we understand the importance of gut health. That’s why we offer services specifically designed to reverse gut damage and promote healthy bacteria. We are happy to provide food sensitivity testing, hormone therapy, an IV Drip Lounge and more. From there, our qualified team will discuss helpful lifestyle tips and treatment options, tailored to your needs.
Trust your gut. If you’re not feeling your best, it could be due to poor gut health. Call us today to set up an appointment at our Minnetonka or Oakdale clinics.