Is bacterial overgrowth causing your health issues?
When we think about our health, we don’t always consider that digestive issues could be the root cause. But I have to agree with Hippocrates who said, “All disease begins in the gut.”
Are you aware that you have about 10 times the amount of bacterial cells than human cells? A lot of this bacteria is in our gut where we digest our food. However, if the bacteria is overgrown in the wrong place or in the wrong amounts, it can wreak havoc on our health.
But if the bacteria is working in the right direction, then it can actually be very beneficial. The key to all of this is balance. So how do you avoid health issues stemming from bacterial overgrowth? Let’s dive in!
7 Tips To Avoid Health Issues Stemming From Bacterial Overgrowth
Topics of digestion and the gut can be difficult to comprehend. For instance, our digestive system can cause symptoms that aren’t even related to digestion.
When you think of digestive issues, you likely think of bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and indigestion. You may even think about disease processes like celiac, Crohn’s disease, colitis, or irritable bowel syndrome.
What you may not know is that an unhealthy gut can negatively impact your liver, your immune system, and even your brain. In fact, the gut has the ability to impact every organ system in a positive or negative way.
It’s important to realize that an unhealthy gut can show up in several forms. Some of these include:
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Brain fog
- Skin issues
- Hormone imbalance
- Food cravings
- And more
When I work with clients, we address the microbiome imbalance. And when we do, the body begins to heal.
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Hippocrates said it well, but I’d like to add that if all disease begins in the gut, then that’s where healing must begin too.
To help you, I’m sharing a number of things that I’ve learned from experience to help build a healthy gut naturally.
1. Remove Inflammatory Foods
Processed foods or foods that you have sensitivities to are causing inflammation every time you consume them. If you know you’re reacting to a certain food, then simply remove it from your diet. Whole foods – the ones God made – should make up the bulk of your diet.
2. Chew Your Food
No matter what you’re eating, chew your food to the consistency of salsa. Doing this helps release digestive enzymes into the food, which helps you break down the food for better digestion. Your stomach doesn’t have teeth, so this is the mouth’s job. Furthermore, digestive enzymes are released in the mouth, not the gut.
3. Keep Your Bowels Moving
It’s important to make sure your bowels are moving. If you struggle with constipation, there are some tricks that can help naturally. Try to implement neural activation techniques like gargling, singing, or deep breathing. These exercises wake up your brain and remind it of its role in intestinal mobility.
4. Address Bacterial Overgrowth
If you have bacterial overgrowth, then you’re going to want to work to bring those bacteria into balance. This may be a great time to bring in healing herbs or probiotics to do the job. This depends on your unique situation.
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5. Heal The Leaky Gut
It’s not a question of whether you have a leaky gut… The question is, how bad is the leaky gut? We all deal with stress, and when you consider the inorganic foods, medications, environmental toxins, or infections – those make things worse. When we work to restore the gut lining, this helps prevent inflammation in the body. Additionally, this can prevent other disease processes from occurring.
6. Ensure Optimal Stomach Acid
Making sure you have optimal amounts of stomach acid to prevent future infection or bacterial overgrowth. Optimal amounts of stomach acid also ensures better digestion. You can improve stomach acid on a regular basis by consuming foods like ginger, apple cider vinegar, lemon, and fermented foods.
Indigestion after meals can be a sign that you have low stomach acid. To find out, you can use apple cider vinegar as a test. If taking a small dose before meals improves indigestion, then it’s a sign that you may have low stomach acid.
7. Eat A Balanced Diet
Using the principles listed above, you can create balance in your diet. Health is not about deprivation. In reality, it is more about making good choices 90% of the time and leaving yourself 10% wiggle room once you’ve reached your goals. This gives you the freedom to be human and allows you to remain in health.
You’re Created For More Than Dealing With Gut Issues
New bacteria are being discovered inside our gut every day. While we’re learning more and more about these new species, we will likely never know everything.
But bringing balance to your gut is simple. Focus on maintaining a good healthy diet, reduce physical and emotional stress, use supplements to support as needed.
Infections and viruses, even things like the common cold and flu, can influence our gut health. But the stronger the gut is, the stronger our immune system will be.
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Contrary to popular belief, you can’t improve your gut health by simply taking probiotics and increasing your vegetables. This is why so many people feel worse after changing their diet. Oftentimes, we are adding more bacteria to an already overgrown system – which causes more bloating, constipation, and gas, making the imbalance worse.
I have an entire program devoted to reestablishing the gut microbiome in a healthy way to improve the health of the entire body. Not only does it include healing for your body, but it also supports your mind and emotions. If you’re ready for a true transformation, complete this short but necessary application process to see if you are a good fit for this program.