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You already know poor gut health causes indigestion. But did you also know that improving your gut can address joint pain, fatigue, eczema, and immune issues?
Your stomach's bacterial composition is unique to you, which makes it difficult to identify what gut supplement to take. So we created our gut quiz to tell you.
Research shows that the following conditions have part or all of their root cause located in inflammatory gut bacteria.
Patients with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis often have an increased intestinal permeability. Increased intestinal permeability means the gut allows more nutrients and particles to pass through to the blood system than is usual (known as a “leaky gut”).
Most people have felt bloated at least once in their life—it isn't always the result of eating too much. Your bloating may be a symptom of something deeper, such as irritable bowel syndrome (when nerves around your bowel become too active), acid reflux (which irritates your esophagus), and hemorrhoids.
Treating the bacteria in your gut can dramatically reduce these symptoms.
An overgrowth of “bad” bacteria in the intestines has been linked to obesity, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol. Woodpath makes supplements designed to balance the bacteria inside your gut.
Recent studies have discovered a link between bacteria in your gut and arthritic inflammation. When your intestines have lower levels of certain good bacteria, you may experience a variety of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
By reintroducing good bacteria into your gut you can minimize — or remove — these symptoms.
Changes to the gut's microflora (bacteria, fungi, and algae) have been shown to affect the immune system. This increases your chances of experiencing food sensitivityallergies.
Interestingly, many researchers attribute the increased rate of allergies and asthma to an increase in antibiotic use. Over-sanitation of gut bacteria can deprive your body of the defenses needed to prevent asthma and allergies.
Recent studies show that inflammation in the gut may lead to depression and related diseases. Treating this inflammation with probiotics, vitamin B, D, and omega-3 fatty acids may improve depression symptoms.
According to a 2016 study from Cornell, patients with chronic fatigue syndrome often have an abnormal profile of bacterial species in their gut than healthy individuals do. Introducing specific bacteria types can help reduce fatigue symptoms.
People with chronic fatigue syndrome, which produces the symptoms of “brain fog,” have been shown to have fewer immune-boosting cytokine proteins. And 80% of our immune system lives in our gut.
Many skin conditions originate in your gut and need more than over-the-counter creams.
Acne, eczema, psoriasis, lesions, rashes, and skin inflammation have been clinically documented to improve by reducing bacterial overgrowth in the intestines.
The gut is clearly responsible for promoting better health. 10,000+ papers explore the gut’s effect on our bodies.
But many of us take an ineffective approach to gut health. When we think of gut supplements, we think of probiotics. Unfortunately, probiotics don't work for many people.
The following can shock your good gut bacteria out of balance:
A course of antibiotics
Antacid or anti-inflammatory (e.g. ibuprofen) use
Diet high in sugar and low in fruits and veggies
05. Hospitalization involving surgery or catheters
Prolonged ingestion of emulsifiers — the chemicals found in junk food, and as carrageenan in milk alternatives such as soy, rice, and almond milks
Being born via C-section or not having been breastfed as a child, which can leave you with fewer beneficial bacteria
Getting older with a weakening immune system
When people with legitimate gluten sensitivities eat gluten (most people are not gluten intolerant)
These events reduce your good bacteria, allowing the bad bacteria to overgrow. Bad bacterial overgrowth is a cause of constipation, diarrhea, and IBS. These bacteria also cause inflammation, which is the partial or full cause underlying joint pain, brain fog, skin issues, and—according to burgeoning research—possibly depression.