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Gut Health = Your Health

Gut health influences your overall health and wellbeing.

 

We offer products and support to improve the way you feel and increase your quality of life.

 

Are you….

 

  • Too tired to spend time with your loved ones?

  • Sure that your health affects your ability to have meaningful relationships?

  • Sick of visiting your GP to get another prescription or test that doesn’t seem to change things?

 

We’ve been taught that you’re either healthy or you’re not. But we all know wellness isn’t really like that. Many of us are doing ok but not thriving. And along the way we’re learning to ignore twinges, mild symptoms and chronic issues, like fatigue, achiness or brain fog.  

 

Just because you don’t have an identifiable medical issue, doesn’t mean you’re well. Not having any serious symptoms doesn’t mean that you won’t tomorrow or the next day.

 

Try these questions instead. Are you….

 

  • Living your best life?

  • Jumping up every day ready to do anything?

  • Feel creative, capable and connected?

  • Feeling supple and well in your body?

  • Sure of what to do when it comes to gut health and eating habits?

 

These states are possible for everyone… and that includes you.

What is your body telling you?

  

Bodies are also pretty good at healing themselves as long as they are provided with the right tools to do so.

 

However, if you persistently make choices that don’t support your body, it will have no choice but to draw your attention to the problem. That’s when symptoms appear.

 

We give these symptoms names like headache, exhaustion, arthritis, GERD, fibromyalgia, cancer, endometriosis, constipation, depression, IBS for example, but they are usually not the problem, merely the signpost to the problem. When we learn to read rather than suppress the symptom, we can find our way back to health.

 

Making the right choices is difficult, especially with all the conflicting information out there. And even if you do eat a healthy diet, if won’t address your issues while your gut health is below par. A healthy functioning gut is the missing piece for many people when it comes to health.

‘For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent weight of five African elephants in microbes. You are not an individual but a colony.’

 

– Alanna Collen, 10% Human, Williams Collins

Why is gut health important?

 

Your gut is the interface between the outer world and your inner world. You’ve probably heard the adage “you are what you eat” but that is only really a part of the story. To fully understand the important role that your gut plays in your health, you must first appreciate that you are not what you eat, but what you absorb. 

 

You might be making some really good food choices but if your gut isn’t working well, any available nutrition will still make its way through your body and out of the other end without you and your body enjoying any benefit.

 

There are many factors that can negatively affect the gut, many of which are unavoidable or difficult to deal with in modern life. These include: 

 

  • stress

  • antibiotics 

  • long term physical and/ or mental illness

  • other medications

  • operations that require anaesthetic

  • hormonal changes due to pregnancy, menopause or contraception

  • poor diet 

  • overconsumption of toxins like alcohol, caffeine and sugar

  • environmental factors

 

The symptoms associated with poor gut health are wide-ranging and can vary from person to person, but here are a few of the most common complaints: 

 

  • fatigue

  • apathy or low mood

  • feeling out of control

  • functional bowel conditions; IBS, constipation, diarrhoea

  • persistent skin conditions/ dull or dry skin

  • candida

  • mood swings

  • weight gain/ problems losing weight

  • food cravings

  • memory and concentration issues

  • food sensitivities and intolerances

  • frequent illness

  • insomnia

  • persistent aches and pains

 

This list is not exhaustive and only covers some of the issues that are now so prevalent, many of us have come to accept them as a normal part of life. 

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What’s the solution?

 

Start where you are and focus on simple and effective adjustments that will help you feel better like: 

 

This isn’t about turning anyone into something they are not, it’s about helping you to become the best version of yourself that you can be.

 

Paying attention to the gut microbiome is all about celebrating the part of you that is unique.

 

Our Healthy Gut Solutions practitioners have a great deal of experience working with gut health, whole-body health, nutrition and supplements.

 

We’ve worked with many supportive products over the years before finding the impressive Purify Programme. With many years worth of experience, we feel confident recommending this health improvement product system to kick start your journey to elite health and wellness. 

'When it comes to obesity, there are several ways gut microbes might influence matters, including through appetite, production of gases, efficiency of using food, and impact on the immune system and inflammation.'

 

– Nicola Davis, The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health, The Guardian, 26th March 2018