Updated: Nov 23
An unhealthy gut is not just about stomach pains.
Issues stemming from your gut can affect your mood, immunity, energy, skin, sleep and more.
If your belly isn't able to absorb all the essential nutrients from your food...
You may start struggling with imbalances in other areas of your body.
Simply put... Gut issues = Anywhere issues. 🙃
Here are 10 symptoms that might suggest your gut health is out of balance...
1. Digestive pains
The most immediate telltale signs your gut health is out of balance are digestive issues.
These can vary but may include bloating, gas, reflux, constipation, "IBS", diarrhoea and more.
2. Food intolerances
You may have heard of 'leaky gut' a condition where the intestinal membrane (gut lining) gets little gaps between the cells.
Some particles may then be able to pass through these gaps, creating an immune response from your body.
These immune responses can lead to food intolerances and other symptoms.
And even though it may not feel like it... Your body is actually doing the right thing!
Your symptoms are telling you there is an issue.
Food intolerances often disappear when you heal the gut.
3. Low energy levels
The microbiome in your gut plays a role in helping digest and receive the nutrients from your food. They even produce some micronutrients themselves!
With an imbalance of the microbiome and nutrient deficiencies, you may have symptoms of feeling fatigued and "not yourself".
4. Sleep issues
Did you know that most of your body's serotonin is said to be produced in your gut?
Imbalances of Candida, SIBO, parasites etc. can affect your serotonin levels, making you sleepy after meals, wired when you try to sleep and even waking you up during the night.
Being deficient in nutrients can also cause your sleep hormones to be out of whack.
5. Skin issues - Eczema, Psoriasis, acne etc
Inflammation, organ dysfunction, toxic build-up and more can cause many different conditions around the body. Skin issues are messages from your body telling you something is out of balance. Often blotchy skin and adult acne are good examples that your gut is giving you a "help!" symptom.
6. Painful joints
Having an imbalance of microorganisms in your gut (and other areas of your body) can lead to some major inflammation in your digestive system, brain, organs, joints... Your entire body.
Painful joints in some people may be caused by serious pathogenic issues and require medical testing and treatment.
8. Hormonal imbalances
When I help a client who has an imbalance of hormones, I often work on their nervous system and digestive system, especially the liver. Sometimes the hormones naturally fix themselves after this!
9. Toilet trouble
Constipation, diarrhoea, painful stools, rabbit sized poos, blood, mucous etc. are all signs your digestive system is out of balance. Some issues are more serious than others.
Always seek professional medical help if there is blood in your stool.
10. Weight issues
When people have gut issues they may not be absorbing or digesting their food properly... Some people may gain excess weight, while others may struggle to keep weight on. Nutrition and gut health are great areas to focus on for weight issues.
So what is a great way to improve your gut health?
Cleansing your system, healing the gut lining, rebalancing your gut microbiome and putting the right fuel in can help you say goodbye to chronic digestive symptoms.
How am I so confident with this?
Because this is exactly what I did. I am so thankful to all the practitioners and teachers that helped me on my gut healing journey and showed me the way.
You can read more about how to heal your gut with my "CLEANSE, MEND + TEND" Protocol.
“30 Days of Belly Healing” is now available anytime... Join us HERE.
Happy Belly Healing!
Maddy King :)
P.S. Every gut journey will be different, as we all have unique little universes inside us!
If you have had issues for several years, this can be a bit of a process BUT it is definitely worth every step. Health is happiness!!