Your gut is the nutritional gateway to your entire body which is why restoring gut health is crucial. With modern knowledge about this gateway and how to support it, focusing on your gut could be your way to a new level of life experience! Scientists have been researching the side effects of good and bad gut health, and the things they have discovered are pretty fascinating.
Bacteria in the gut help to break down food in the intestines and help synthesize certain essential vitamins. Foods that are harder to digest, like whole grains, need specific enzymes released by the microbiome to be broken down and digested.
There are between three hundred to five hundred different species of bacteria that live in the gut. Having a large variety of gut bacteria in the microbiome is linked to a stronger immune system, less obesity, improved depression symptoms, and many other benefits.
Elevated stress levels can affect the gut, along with lack of sleep, eating a sugary diet, and using certain medicines. Bad gut health has some serious side effects, such as:
- Skin conditions
- Poor immune system function
- Mental health and mood disturbances
- Endocrine disorders
Gut and brain connection
It’s not just the foods we eat and the medicines we take that may disrupt gut health.
Modern research is showing that your brain and your stomach share a strong connection. Have you ever had a gut-wrenching experience? Or gotten butterflies in your stomach? Have you ever been so stressed you couldn’t eat? Your stomach is sensitive to emotions like sadness, anger, and anxiety, and these emotions actually affect the microorganisms (also known as flora) in your gut.
An imbalanced gut
Restoring gut health is essential to overall well-being. Gut imbalance can affect the body in several ways:
- Unintentional weight changes: If your weight simply won’t stay put at a nice healthy number, there’s a chance your gut is out of balance.
- Upset stomach, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation: These can also be signs of an unhealthy microbiome.
- Insomnia and constant fatigue: Have been found to correspond with gut imbalance.
- Inflammation: More likely in an unbalanced gut, which may increase skin issues like eczema.
- Intolerance to certain foods: May be directly related to the lack of healthy bacteria in the gut.
Reset gut health
Fortunately, you can take steps to reset gut health, and the cool thing about these steps is they’ll not only help strengthen your microbiome; they’ll also strengthen pretty much every aspect of your health if they’re incorporated into a long-term daily routine.
- A healthy diet is imperative. Removing highly processed foods, foods high in fat, foods made with artificial sweeteners, and sugary foods is the first step in restoring gut health. Adding healthy foods like lean protein, plant-based foods, and fermented foods will start the restoration process.
- Supplement with probiotics and prebiotics. Prebiotics work as food to strengthen the probiotics, which are good bacteria. ASEA® VIA® Biome is an expertly formulated supplement containing sixteen strains of probiotics. It also contains prebiotics to keep the gut balanced and healthy and better able to use the vitamins and calories from food.*
- Take a cellular supplement. All health begins at the cellular level and adding a daily supplement like ASEA® REDOX Cell Signaling Supplement has been scientifically shown to signal gene activation that improves digestive enzyme production and gut health.
- Get enough sleep. Sleep seriously affects overall health, and that includes gut health. Aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night.*
- Stay hydrated. Proper hydration has been shown to directly affect gut health and the mucosal lining of the intestines.
No matter what your health goals are, starting a journey to wellness begins with what you put into your body. Making small lifestyle changes is a great way to start. Adding supplements scientifically proven to make a difference is a simple lifestyle change. Begin your journey to wellness today by learning more about ASEA and its cellular health and wellness products.*
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