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7 Signs of an Unhealthy Gut and 7 Ways to Improve Gut Health

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Gut Microbiome

  1. The term “gut microbiome” refers specifically to the microorganisms living in your intestines.
  2. A person has about 300 to 500 different species of b...

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Many facets of modern life affect our gut microbiome

  1. Many facets of modern life such as high stress levels, too little sleep, eating processed and high-sugar foods, and taking antibiotics can all damage our gut microbiome.
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1. Upset stomach

Stomach disturbances like gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and heartburn can all be signs of an unhealthy gut.

A balanced gut will have less difficulty processing food and eliminating waste.

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2. A high-sugar diet

A diet high in processed foods and added sugars can decrease the amount of good bacteria in your gut.

This imbalance c...

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3. Unintentional weight changes

Gaining or losing weight without making changes to your diet or exercise habits may be a sign of an unhealthy gut.

An imbalanced gut can impair your body’s ability to absorb nutrients, regulate blood sugar, and store fat.

Weight loss may be caused by small ...

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4. Sleep disturbances or constant fatigue

An unhealthy gut may contribute to sleep disturbances such as insomnia or poor sleep, and therefore lead to chronic fatigue.

The majority of the body’s serotonin

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5. Skin irritation

Skin conditions like eczema may be related to a damaged gut.

Inflammation in the gut caused by a poor diet or food allergies may cause increased “leaking...

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7. Food intolerances

Food intolerances are the result of difficulty digesting certain food.

Food intolerances may be caused by poor quality of bacteria in the gut.

This can lea...

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1. Lower your stress levels

Chronic high levels of stress are hard on your whole body, including your gut.

Some ways to lower stress may include meditation, walking, getting a massage, spending time with fr...

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2. Get enough sleep

Not getting enough or sufficient quality of sleep can have serious impacts on your gut health, which can in turn contribute to more sleep issues.

Try to prioritize getting at least 7–...

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3. Eat slowly

Chewing your food thoroughly and eating your meals more slowly can help promote full digestion and absorption of nutrients.

This may help you reduce digestive...

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4. Stay hydrated

Drinking plenty of water has been shown to have a beneficial effect on the mucosal lining of the intestines, as well as on the balance of good bacteria in the gut.

Staying hydrated is a s...

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5. Take a prebiotic or probiotic

Adding a prebiotic or probiotic supplement to your diet may be a great way to improve your gut health.

Prebiotics provide “food” mea...

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6. Check for food intolerances

If you have symptoms such as cramping, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, rashes, nausea, fatigue, and acid reflux, you may be suffering from a food intolerance.

You can try eliminating common trigger foods

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7. Change your diet

Reducing the amount of processed, high-sugar, and high-fat foods that you eat can contribute to better gut health.

Additionally, eating plenty of plant-based foods and lean protein can positively impact your gut.

A diet high in

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1. High-fiber foods

High-fiber foods such as legumes, beans, peas, oats, bananas, berries, asparagus, and leeks have shown a positive impact on gut health in numerous studies.

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2. Garlic and onion

Garlic and onion may have some anti-cancer and immune system-enhancing properties based on various studies, which are closely tied to some of the primary functions of the gut.

Some of these benefits are ...

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3. Fermented foods

Fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt, tempeh, miso, and kefir are great dietary sources of probiotics.

While the quality of these foods may vary, their benefits on the gut microbiome are well

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4. Collagen-boosting foods

Collagen-rich food may be beneficial to overall health and gut health specifically.

The human gut is more complex than previously thought and has a huge impact on whole-body health.

A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved ...

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