Signs of Gut Imbalance
Signs of Gut Imbalance
It’s such a difficult thing to know how our insides are doing on a day to day basis without looking at some of the systems within our body. What are the warning signs of an out of balance gut bacteria? How do you know when you need to add probiotics to your diet? What are the ways in which your body talks to you?
The signs of gut imbalance can be different for each one of us. The signs and symptoms depend on our overall health, our eating habits, and our stress levels.
As a general rule, the following list can be considered as signs of gut imbalance.
- Allergies and food sensitivities
- Difficulty losing weight
- Sugar/carbohydrate cravings
- Frequent fatigue and poor concentration
- Frequent constipation or diarrhea
- Faulty digestion, acid reflux and other gut disorders
- Sleeping poorly, night sweats
- Painful joint, inflammation, stiffness
- Bad breath, gum disease, and dental problems
- Frequent colds, flus, or infections
- Chronic yeast problems
- Acne, eczema skin and foot fungus
- Extreme menstrual or menopausal symptoms
So you’ve looked at the list and realized that most probably your gut bacteria is out of balance – what do you do now?
There are a few options. You can ignore the findings and continue on your way hoping that things eventually sort themselves out. (not a likely outcome!) You can try adding live fermented foods into your diet to increase the healthy bacteria and see if it shifts some of the imbalances. Or you can try and get a high quality probiotic into you each day for a minimum of one month and see what happens.
My suggestions for a probiotic is the Miessence Inliven. It’s certified organic, has 40-50 million colonies of live bacteria per gram and has already been subjected to a large number of stressors. The stressors include heat, cold, chlorine, salt, alcohol, and a large variety of preservatives that are found in today’s foods. Taking a probiotic that has been subjected to a large amount of stressors allows the bacteria to stand a fighting chance when it arrives in the gut where the stomach acids and bile are extremely strong. There is also a gluten free version called Fast Tract which is a liquid product that has a higher concentration of bacteria in it. Fast Tract contains roughly 250 million live colonies of bacteria per gram.