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07 July 2017
What is invisible to the human eye may be the key to our health and wellbeing. Our gut, the intestinal tract, our colon – it goes by many names but the function of the digestive system is one, to break down the food we eat and help our body absorb the nutrients.
Quite surprisingly, perhaps due to its function of distributing nutrients to our body, the gut is also involved in a lot of other bodily processes. In a sense, our body’s health is dependent on the gut’s wellbeing! When the digestive tract is healthy, the entire body is healthy.
Here are some common signs that may indicate your digestive health needs some attention:
Here are ways you can address your digestive health problems and keep your gut healthy:
It’s a norm to be prescribed with medication or antibiotics in times of an illness. However, it has been shown that antibiotics have the power to kill both good and bad bacteria at the same time. One way to have good gut health is to replace the good bacteria through probiotic supplements and fermented foods if you regularly consume antibiotics.
A healthy gut is key when it comes to the state of your digestive health and overall wellbeing. Take the necessary steps today to improve your gut health, for better health.
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