How your gut health can affect a number of other functions

Gut health is something that people are now talking about more and more. There have been many programs that touch on gut health such as “You are what you eat”, and these can give us an insight in to how the food when eat,  drinks we consume and the medicines we take affect out gut. The gut is responsible for many different processes within the body such as immune response, digestion and even hormones. All these things are vital to our health and wellbeing and often if your gut is out of whack, you will notice a huge number of other physical issues start to appear.

There are a few ways in which you can improve your gut health. Firstly, you may want to give your diet a bit of an overhaul. Gluten can be very hard on our guts and lead to something called leaky gut. Cutting back on Gluten or cutting out completely can make many people feel a lot better and fix gut health issues. Probiotics can also be helpful to help restore the balance of good bacterial. Some medicines such as antibiotics kill off all sorts of bacterial regardless of whether it is good or bad. This can cause issues after each course so you may want to limit the amount of times you have them.