Do you have digestive problems such as IBS, soft stools, diarrhoea or constipation? Do you get bloated or feel tired after eating? Are you cutting out foods but finding you’re reacting to everything? It’s not NORMAL and it could lead to poor immunity, malnutrition, fatigue, anxiety or depression.
Your digestive system is a complex ecosystem much like the great barrier reef. When the wrong organisms grow they can overthrow healthy bacteria meaning that you don’t absorb or utilise your food properly. Digestive problems and complaints arise.
Have you ever wondered why some people have a terrible diet and seem healthy and others could live on broccoli and just can’t seem to feel well? The answer is bacteria. Gut bacteria are responsible for digesting your food, so no matter what you put in your mouth, if you have the wrong bacteria, you will have malnutrition and digestive problems.
It’s not as simple as putting probiotics in, you need to know what IS in there, and what is NOT in there. These bacteria are in a delicate balance. Some should be there in low numbers, others in high numbers and some not at all. You can’t guess! You need to test, or you may make things worse.
Imbalanced gut bacteria can cause more digestive problems than you think. Symptoms include:
- Bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, digestive pain, reflux or heartburn
- Undigested food in the stool- indicating poor absorption which results in malnutrition
- Depression, anxiety and mental health conditions
- Insomnia, poor memory, brain fog and poor concentration
- Skin conditions including eczema, acne and psoriasis
- Fungal infections such as athletes foot and thrush
- Hormone imbalances
- Auto immune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis
- Diabetes and chronic conditions such as cancer
- Poor Immunity- regular colds and flus, mouth ulcers or tonsillitis
It’s a BIG list, caused by some TINY bacteria. To learn more call 07 5309 6701 for a free confidential discussion with our naturopath.
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