Sometimes, the gut microbiome becomes disrupted – this is called dysbiosis. This can be caused by lots of things, including stress, illness, being overweight, overuse of antibiotics, or eating a poor diet. If your gut barrier is weakened then small particles, like bacteria or small bits of food are able to escape into your bloodstream, where they are marked as intruders and trigger your immune system into action. This is known as ‘Leaky Gut’ and there is rapidly expanding evidence for this as a factor in disease. Continuous immune activation and the inflammation that goes with it puts us at risk for a range of diseases and can compromise both our physical and mental health.
7 common signs of poor gut health
- Upset stomach. Stomach disturbances like gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, and heartburn can all be signs of an unhealthy gut.
- A high-sugar diet.
- Unintentional weight changes.
- Sleep disturbances or constant fatigue.
- Skin irritation.
- Autoimmune conditions.
- Food intolerances.
Our experts at Cavendish Wellness know that it is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to improving the health of your gut but with diagnostic testing we can work with you to establish a bespoke nutrition, supplement and lifestyle plan to optimise your immunity via the gut microbiome.