“All Disease begins in the Gut” – Hippocrates
50% of the health problems can be corrected by only looking at enhancing gut health. Almost 70% of the immunity originates in gut health. Your overall health, Quality of hair, skin all depend on your gut health.
Importance of Gut health
The food we eat gets digested and absorbed by the intestine and leads to the bloodstream where nutrients are delivered to different parts of the body. This happens accurately only with healthy gut. Because of Poor gut health there may be accumulation of metabolic waste in our intestine and as a result same waste material may be circulated throughout the body resulting in various disease like Diabetes Hypertension, Autoimmune disorder PCOD etc.
A Gut also communicates with the brain through nerves and hormones, which manages general health.
A healthy gut contains Gut microbiomes which are communities of bacteria and fungi. They have a positive or negative impact on our health.
The gut microbiome helps to absorb nutrients and improves Immunity and behavior.
What are common Gut health Problems?
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Gastritis etc.
How to Manage Gut Health?
Lifestyle management with consistency is the key in managing Gut health.
Adequate Sleep: Sleep is where your body repair and rejuvenates recent research shows not sleeping adequately can have negative impact on gut heath
Regular Exercise: By regular excises stress is managed well which is important in gut health. Exercises helps increase blood supply to different organ of the body. Which in turn helps in digestion and ensure better absorption
Healthy Diet: Good amount of fiber, Greens and whole grains with normal herbs and spices from the kitchen like Cumin, fennel seeds and Ajwain can do wonders for our gut. These foods help in healing our gut. Avoid food with a lot of preservative, artificially processed food, refined food and food which cause irritation to your intestine.
Stress Management: Stress directly has a negative effect on gut health. So managing stress becomes crucial. Brain and gut are connected and are communicating constantly. Therefore when you are stressed the normal digestion process can get disturbed
Having understood the common and important methods for a healthy gut, it is also important to note that a clean gut is essential to prevent diseases.
Article By :
Dr. Shraddha Surathkal