The Gut… Where it all begins
Over 2000 years ago, a Greek physician, Hippocrates once said that “All disease begins in the gut”. I believe that if you want to be healthy, your gut health is the first step to achieving health in the rest of the body.
Almost all the people I see are suffering with some kind of digestive symptoms, sometimes without even being aware of it. Bloating, cramping, gas, diarrhoea and constipation are all warning signs that your gut is not operating as it should be. Although symptoms like these are often overlooked, they are indicators that food is not being digested properly, nutrients not absorbed, and toxins not effectively being eliminated from the body causing a host of other issues throughout the body. So, the health of the gut really is a huge influencing factor of conditions in the rest of the body.
Common conditions heavily influenced by poor gut health include:
- Skin conditions such as eczema, acne or dermatitis.
- Headaches, fatigue and lethargy.
- Mental health concerns including depression and anxiety.
- Chronic inflammation.
- Poor immune system.
- Poor sleep.
- Behavioural issues.
- Hormonal imbalances and infertility.
- Autoimmune conditions.
And the list goes on.
The good news is although these symptoms are common, they do not need to be tolerated. Contrary to popular belief fixing your gut issues is more in-depth and more holistic than just popping a probiotic or drinking some kombucha (although both are very beneficial) but embracing a lifestyle and diet to support a healthy gut doesn’t need to be complicated.
Understanding the importance of the gut, has given me a passion to share my knowledge and to help others to live a gut-friendly lifestyle and diet that is easy to understand and easy to live.
Please note that this blog is not used to diagnose or treat specific conditions and is not to replace advice, treatment or consults with medical professionals. This is a helpful resource to educate and equip others to live a gut-healthy life.
Take Charge: Take notice of what is going on in your gut. Do you suffer from digestive symptoms, take note of when it happens and after what kinds of food.
Understand: Other conditions you may be facing are all linked with our gut health. Just popping some medication may give you short term symptoms relief but if you want to truly fix the problem, it needs to start in the gut.
Love Alissa ❤
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