Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Why You Need a Healthy Gut

We have all heard the saying “Follow your gut.” We are told that listening to your gut feeling, that little voice in your head, will help you make the right choice. Whether this is just a common saying or not, there is in fact truth behind the idea.

In our bodies, every system is intertwined. When one system, like our digestive or hormonal systems, have an issue, they affect one the other parts of the body. As a result, we must pay attention to every aspect of our bodies to ensure proper functioning.

Symptoms to watch for

At the center of our functioning bodies is our digestive system. This is where our gut is. Most assume that the signs of an unhealthy gut are simply stomach issues, such as pain, gas, diarrhea or bloating. While this is true, these are not the only symptoms. Because approximately 60-80% of our immune system is found in our gut, symptoms of a gut imbalance far surpass stomach issues. Hormonal imbalance, diabetes, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, rosacea, fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases and eczema are just a small portion of the list of potential symptoms.

Because having a healthy gut is essential to maintaining overall health, it is important to recognize if you are suffering from gut imbalance issues. Besides the above symptoms, others can include food allergies, irritability and diabetes. Issues with memory and concentration as well as frequent illness and infections are also signs.

Working to determine the cause of the problem

If these sound familiar, do not stress. Now is the time to take charge and make a change. The first step is to remove all the trigger foods and drinks. These include anything that harm the environment of the gut. Foods that are inflammatory as well as irritants like alcohol, drugs and caffeine should not be a major part of your intake.

Foods that tend to cause inflammation include dairy, corn, soy, gluten, eggs and sugar. To determine which foods are specifically bothering you, incorporate an elimination diet. To do so, remove these foods for two weeks, and then slowly reintroduce them one by one. You will then be able to determine which ones negatively affect you.

Prevention and care

Once you have taken out the foods and drinks that are harming your gut environment, you can now work to take care of it. Incorporating probiotic foods into your daily diet is a great place to start. Yogurt, kefir, miso paste, kombucha, fermented foods and sourdough bread are all great examples of gut-healthy foods.

Taking a daily probiotic is also a great way to maintain gut health. Ensuring you are getting your daily dose of vitamins and minerals is vital to overall health. An excellent way to do this is through our Wellness Fusion Immunity and Wellness IV treatment. This all-in-one body boost IV drip will supercharge your immune system, enhance your body’s natural defenses and establish equilibrium. While the Wellness Fusion IV Treatment can be taken at any time, it is especially helpful when fighting jetlag, lack of sleep, dehydration, a hangover, or battling cold and flu symptoms.

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August 18, 2017 1:50 pm
Categories: IV Fusion