Poor gut health also affects your mental health, manifesting in anxiety and depression, leads to hormonal imbalances (PCOS, painful periods), skin problems, autoimmune diseases, obesity, even inability to maintain a healthy weight…
Taking the right steps to fix your gut issues may therefore be one of the best things you can do for your overall health and wellbeing!
Find the cause!
Most common causes of poor gut health are:
- gut infections (bacteria, parasites)
- imbalance of intestinal bacteria (dysbiosis)
- food intolerances/sensitivities
- poor diet, stress and disordered eating patterns
These causes often coexist, and people suffer from more than one at the time. Therefore, identifying the cause/s must be the first step in holistic management of your gut issues.