The Importance of Good Gut Health

Whilst some bacteria can be associated with disease, some along with other microbes can work towards helping food digestion, support immune health, brain health and provide many other benefits. 

Gut bacteria can often be extremely important for immune system, heart, weight and other health aspects.

This is why it is so important to take control and manage your gut health early. Sometimes poor gut health can go unnoticed, other times you can may be experiencing bloating, cramps, abdominal pain, gas, constipated, diarrhoea, heartburn, sleep disturbances or fatigue as well as moods. 

So you might be wondering how you can improve your gut health?

It is important to fuel your body in the right way, this means balancing your gut microbiome. This can start by taking a look at your diet. Try focusing on making the switch to eating a greater variety of fresh wholefoods, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, beans, nuts and wholegrains. 

Having a high fibre diet is another key factor that can assist in helping the function of the gut. Fibre helps the body to digest and absorb nutrients, therefore if you are experiencing constipation or digestion problems this could be the perfect supplement to start with.

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Other products that are important are probiotic supplements. Taking a probiotic is especially important following and during taking antibiotics. Some general probiotics can often be good if you feel that you are falling unwell or before travelling overseas. These being Herbs of Gold Probiotic 60 Billion and Probiotic + SB

However just like medication you may need to take a specific probiotic supplement in order to manage the health conditions you're experiencing. It is a good idea to speak to a practising nutritionist or your general practitioner. Or if you don't have either available come down to our physical store where we have naturopaths and health experts available in store to provide you with some guidance. 

Other factors to look for outside of taking a health supplement ins introducing regular cardiovascular exercises such as walking and cycling. Additionally managing your stress levels by socialising, using relaxation techniques, eating well and getting enough sleep can help improve your gut health.

This information however is only a small part of the large amounts of research that is available on offer to you both online and in health foods stores such as ours. Many other factors may also come into play when experiencing gut problems. If you are unsure who to go to or are looking to get in contact with someone in the health field please contact us as we would love to help and may be able to get you in contact with one of our many health experts.