The words ‘gut health’ have become commonplace and widely publicised when it comes to your overall health, wellbeing and the way your body functions. There is a reason for this, but there is a lot more to ensuring the health of your gut than sipping kombucha and eating fermented foods! Gut health has been a focus of naturopathy for many years and is now being proven by modern medical research.
Rate your gut health
Do you currently suffer from any of the following?:
Symptoms of autoimmunity
Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable bowel disease (constipation, diarrhea)
Frequent episodes of reflux/dyspepsia
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Urinary tract infections
Chronic lower back pain
Poorly functioning immune system health
Excessive weight gain or loss
General prolonged feeling of poor health
If you answered yes to any of these issues, then it’s likely that your gut health has been affected. This is caused when your own unique combination of good bacteria in your gut has become unbalanced which affects the proper function of many major systems in your body.
What external factors can affect my gut health?
One of the major factors which can affect your gut health is the use of antibiotic therapy, which when used in correct context offers life saving benefits in the treatment of disease. However, prolonged use can have a major impact on your gut health and should be followed up with appropriate natural therapies to recreate balance in your gut.
Other factors which can affect your gut health include diet and even chronic stress.
How can naturopathy help with my gut health?
Naturopathy is a system of medicine that aims to enhance the natural functioning of the body by first identifying and then eliminating as many of the stressors to your health as possible. With this approach in mind we need to identify all of the major factors that may have contributed to your gut health problems. Find out more about our naturopathy service here.
We’d love to help you improve your gut health! Simply get in touch to arrange a free 15 minute discussion.