Do you ever have those days when you feel sluggish and bloated and your belly just doesn’t feel right? Are you struggling to lose weight? Are you lacking the energy to get through your workouts? These are all signs that your body is telling you that it’s time to check your gut health.
Our gut is responsible for breaking down the foods that we eat and absorbing the nutrients that our body needs to function. When there is an imbalance in the gut, health issues can arise. Depression, fatigue, weight gain, autoimmune diseases, insomnia and hypothyroidism have all been linked to an unhealthy gut. Some signs that you may be suffering from an unhealthy gut can include depression or anxiety, brain fog, acne or other skin conditions, hormone imbalance, dry or thinning hair, slow metabolism, bloating and discomfort in the digestive tract, just to name a few.
If you are struggling to lose weight or even gain muscle it could be caused by the fact that your body isn’t absorbing the nutrients that it needs from your foods and your body is not processing it how it should. Healing your gut can lead to a faster metabolism and an overall healthier you, giving back the energy you need to reach those goals!
So many of us are trying to workout and eat healthy and live a healthier lifestyle. If you feel like you’re spinning your wheels and have come to a halt when it comes to these things take a step back and check your gut. There’s a good chance it’s trying to tell you something!
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