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“Quite literally, your gut is the epicenter of your mental and physical health. If you want better immunity, efficient digestion, improved clarity, and balance, focus on rebuilding your gut health.”  

– Kris Carr

When we think of bacteria, the only thing that comes to our mind is a single-celled organism that causes diseases. Seldom do we imagine bacteria playing a vital part in the normal functioning of our body. Surprisingly enough, our human body is made up of 100 trillion cells, out of which 90 trillion are viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms that are consistently working at a micro level to ensure our body works properly. Gut flora, being the group of bacteria living in our digestive tracts, play the most vital role in maintaining our health. Essentially, a healthy and balanced Gut Flora is the answer to all your health needs.

So, what happens when your Gut Flora isn’t balanced? Does it affect your body?

As a matter of fact, it does, and you will be surprised to know that an Imbalanced Gut Flora can cause the following diseases namely:

  • Autism
  • Anxiety
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Colon Cancer
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Obesity and Diabetes
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Ulcerative Colitis

So, how do you get to know if there is an imbalance in your gut flora?

Following are some signs of an imbalanced or leaky gut:

  • Fatigue
  • Achy Joints
  • Thyroid
  • Food Sensitivity
  • Digestive Issues
  • Headache
  • Skin Flushing
  • Rashes
  • Acne
  • Cramps
  • Bloating
  • Weight Gain

A Brief Guide to a Balanced Gut Flora

The secret to a balanced Gut Flora lies in your food intake; this is how healing begins. Bone Broth, Probiotics, Coconut Oil, Fermented Foods, Kombucha, Sweet Potatoes, Yams, Kefir, Ginger, Turmeric, Omega-3 foods, are some of the foods that can heal your gut. The key here is to have a diverse range of foods, plus add fermented as well as prebiotic foods to your regular diet. And, do make sure you avoid artificial sweeteners as much as possible.

Your gut bacteria is an extremely vital part of your healthy lifestyle, maintain them as much as possible. Moreover, it may seem difficult in the beginning, but even the smallest lifestyle changes can positively affect your gut health preventing you from deadly diseases.

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