Is Your Digestion in Tip-Top Shape?


Gut flora is something we don’t often think about and yet the number of functions the gut flora fulfils is so vital for us that if our digestive tract was sterilised we probably would not survive.

As with everything, balance is key. And when it comes to the gut brain connection, ‘dysbiosis’ is a digestive condition which means the ‘good bacteria’ are outnumbered by pathogenic yeasts, fungi, bacteria and protozoa. Research demonstrates how dysbiosis is linked with the following conditions:

1 – Nutritional deficiencies – Yes, you can invest in fresh organic produce, cook it to perfection and take supplements with your meals and STILL have nutritional deficiencies. This is because it’s not necessarily you that digests the food you eat, it’s your gut bacteria. An imbalance of good and bad bacteria is associated with a range of nutritional deficiencies such as magnesium, zinc, selenium and vitamin B12. And apart of normal digestion and absorption of food, healthy gut flora actively synthesizes nutrients like vitamin K and B vitamins. Restoring beneficial bacteria in the gut is the best way to deal with these deficiencies.

2 – Food sensitivities – Studies indicate that dysbiosis contributes to leaky gut. When undigested food particles cross through an increasingly porous gut into the body, the immune system is simply doing its job by attacking what appears to be foreign invaders. This process means that it’s possible to become sensitive to foods, your shampoo or substances in the environment like dust when you’ve always tolerated them before.

3 – Skin conditions: An inflammatory gut contributes to inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis. Often referred to as the gut-skin connection the tone, clarity and overall health of the skin is a direct reflection of the health of the gut.

4 – Mood issues, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD and Autism – More than 80% of crucial neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine are made in your gut, not in your brain. Unsurprisingly, dysbiosis has been shown to cause a range of neuro-cognitive problems. Moreover, the inflammatory response characteristic of an unhealthy gut triggers the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and other chemicals that induce depression.

You can address these conditions naturally with a tailored GAPS™ nutritional protocol to suit your unique needs.


Find out more about ​effective ways to improve your digestion for better detoxification, immunity and health at our FREE digestive health talk:

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