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How Gut Health Affects Your Overall Health


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How Gut Health Affects Your Overall Health

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How Gut Health Affects Your Overall Health

  1. 1. MENTAL HEALTH Research suggests that poor gut health may be associated with increased levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. WEIGHT FLUCTUATIONS An unhealthy gut may inhibit the absorption of nutrients and the body’s ability to control blood sugar, which may lead to weight loss or gain, and related health issues. LACK OF SLEEP A microbiome imbalance may affect serotonin production in the gut, making sleep difficult or possibly even causing insomnia. FOOD INTOLERANCE Research suggests that an unhealthy gut may make the digestion and tolerance of certain foods difficult, which may lead to bloating, gas, nausea, and more. HOW GUT HEALTH AFFECTS YOUR OVERALL HEALTH Maintaining a healthy gut microbiome helps to support a strong immune system, digestive system, and more. An unhealthy and out-of-balanced gut may cause a wide range of health problems. Here are some health issues associated with an unhealthy gut. SKIN HEALTH A balanced gut may help downgrade allergic responses and decrease inflammation, which may lead to less eczema and skin-related reactions. GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS Poor gut health may cause or contribute to diarrhea, constipation, nausea, bloating, heartburn, and irritable bowel syndrome.