What is Destroying your Gut?
There can be MANY things that knock our digestive system off balance, such as:
Our low fiber, high sugar, processed food, nutrient poor, high calorie diet that makes all the wrong bacteria and yeast from in the gut leading to a damaged ecosystem.
Overuse of medications that damage the gut or block digestive function – things like anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, acid blocking drugs, steroid, or birth control.
Chronic low-grade infections or gut imbalances with overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, yeast overgrowth, parasites, or even more serious gut infections.
Toxins damage the gut such as mercury and mold.
Lack of adequate enzyme function -which can be from acid blocking medication or zinc deficiency.
Stress can alter the gut nervous system causing a leaky gut and changing the normal gut flora.
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1️⃣ Eat whole unprocessed foods with plenty of fiber from vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
2️⃣ If you think you have food sensitivities try an elimination diet. Cut our gluten, dairy, yeast, corn, for a week or two and see how your gut feels.
3️⃣ Treat any infections or overgrowth of bugs in the gut (this is why testing is important)
4️⃣ Take digestive enzymes with your food to increased absorption
5️⃣ Take probiotics, healthy bacteria for your ecosystem.
6️⃣ Take extra omega 3 fat supplements to reduce inflammation in the gut.
7️⃣ Use gut-healing nutrients such as glutamine and zinc.
Want to get to the root cause of your gut issues through functional lab testing and coaching? Book a free 15-minute call with me now!
Rachel Scheer is a Certified Nutritionist who received her degree from Baylor University in Nutrition Science and Dietetics. Rachel has her own private nutrition and counseling practice located in McKinney, Texas. Rachel has helped clients with a wide range of nutritional needs enhance their athletic performance, improve their physical and mental health, and make positive lifelong eating and exercise behavior changes.
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