Digestive Health & IBS
Your digestive health needs attention if you suffer from:
- acid reflux
- stomach cramps
- distended stomach
- low energy
- mood swings
- weight gain/loss
- food intolerance
Naturally these symptoms can really get you down and affect how you feel day to day and may well be stopping you from getting on with normal life. These symptoms may be because of the types of foods you are eating, along with lifestyle factors such as stress, anxiety, and irregular mealtimes.
Gut health is so important – over 70% of your immune cells reside in your gut walls, which can easily be compromised because of your food choices and stressful lifestyle, or from multiple courses of antibiotics. It can lead to a leaky gut, which manifests from an imbalance in the gut bacteria (microbiota), the effects of which can be uncomfortable and debilitating, such as low energy, mood swings, bloating, gas, acid reflux, aching joints and sore muscles, IBS, food intolerances or weight gain and general poor health. Making small changes to your food choices, repairing your gut and replenishing good bacteria, along with managing anxiety, can make significant differences to your gut health and your energy levels, as well as improving your mood and sense of well being.
IBS is a complex emotional and dietary condition. It is often a reflection of a low fibre, processed diet, high in refined carbohydrates and sugar, made worse by anxiety and a stressful life. An imbalance in your microbiota (gut bacteria) is also a factor.