What Causes of an Unhealthy Gut?

What Causes of an Unhealthy Gut

There are many causes, and it’s likely that researchers will find more in the next few years.
Fortunately, the causes of an unhealthy gut can be largely eliminated by making wise decisions about what you eat. Smart choices at the dining room table can go a long way toward creating a healthy digestive system.

Try these methods to eliminate the causes of an unhealthy gut from your life:

  1. Unhealthy diet. A healthy diet is specific to the person. A diet that boosts gut health is one that supports the good bacteria in the body, doesn’t upset the digestive tract, provides the proper amount of calories and nutrients and is sustainable. Food allergies and sensitivities are also important considerations. The wrong balance of bacteria. This is primarily a function of diet.
  2. Alcohol. Alcohol can disrupt the digestive process and also impact the natural balance of bacteria in the gut.
  3. Anxiety and Stress. There are studies that show that anxiety and stress can impact gut health. Not only are the gut bacteria affected, but food consumption and digestion are also impacted.
    ● You might feel compelled to overeat or to eat poorly when stressed. Or perhaps you find it challenging to eat when stressed.
    ● Anxiety and stress can also contribute to heartburn, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation.
    ● Anxiety and stress also reduce sleep quality.
  4. Poor blood sugar control. Does insulin resistance disrupt the bacteria in the gut or do the bacteria in the gut create insulin resistance? Actually, both situations occur.
  5. Antibiotics. Antibiotics can kill off the healthy bacteria in the gut. Antibiotics have a broad spectrum of action. Many antibiotics cause diarrhea.

As with many other health-related issues, diet is a primary cause of an unhealthy gut. A healthy diet is one of the best ways to boost your general health and your gut health. Most of the causes of an unhealthy gut can be minimized by making smart food choices.

If you notice symptoms that interfere with your daily life, CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment or call Tracey Mixon at 512-643-3631 to arrange to have your hormones and nutrition evaluated.

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