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  • Writer's pictureAnnabel Turley

Why Your Gut Health Is Important

Have you experienced digestive symptoms such as constipation, bloating and gas?

Or are you finding that your immune system is letting you down?

Did you know these can all be symptoms of imbalances within your gut microbiome.

Your gut microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria, yeasts and other microorganisms, they colonise your digestive tract.

Your gut microbiome are mini soldiers support health and wellness by regulating your digestive processes, bowel function and immune health.

Did you know that restoring balance in the microbiome can help you get on top of your health again!

Taking a well researched daily multi-strain probiotic formula can have widespread benefits in maintaining optimal digestive as well as immune health.

Having a poor diet, stress and overuse of antibiotics are some of the reasons that you can alter the composition of the microbiome, leading to a number of digestive and immune ailments.

Taking well researched evidenced based probiotic strains can influence resident gut bacteria and promote restoration of the microbiome can get you back to your fighting best.

Probiotics are valuable in maintaining a healthy microbiome, it is also important to follow diet and lifestyle measures also support optimal gut and immune health:

Eat Fruit and Vegetables

Gut bacteria need fibre to flourish, so the more fruit and vegetables you consume the better.

Minimise your sugar intake.

Eat less processed foods, canned food, breakfast cereals, baked goods, desserts, sweetened dairy products, condiments, fruit juices, lollies, chocolate and fast foods.

These often contain sugar which encourages the growth of harmful bacteria and yeasts in the gut.

Keep on top of your stress.

Have you noticed your tummy plays up when you are stressed?

The gut and the brain communicate with each other via a network of nerves and tissues, influencing your digestive and immune function.

Reducing stress with stress busting techniques include gentle exercise such as yoga walking and Pilates, regular meditation and ensuring you achieve 7 to 8 hours of restful sleep each night.

Come and talk to one of our friendly educated team about your gut health today

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