If you’ve paid any attention to our content, then this won’t be the first you’re hearing, well, technically reading about gut health. See, you can check out one of our earlier posts on gut health here!
While in the past we’ve discussed conditions of the gut and how to treat them today, we want to broaden our focus onto general gut health.
- Why is it important?
- What is your gut responsible for?
- What treatment options are available?
We’ll answer all of these questions in more!
Why Your Gut Health Matters
Our gut does so much more than digesting food. Think about it. There are even common expressions like “trust your gut” or a “gut instinct” that literally refers to the importance of our gut, and there’s science to back that up.
Our gut health holds the:
- Secret to hormone triggers
- Nutrient absorption
- Muscle development
- Fat loss
Science has allowed for breakthrough research linking gut health to emotional stress, chronic illnesses, and even our immune system. Our gut health can impact major functions in our body and ensuring we have a healthy and balanced gut should be at the top of our to-do lists.
While every patient has a unique microbiome (more on that shortly) and there is no blanket approach to treating the gut, you could benefit from EVEXIAS’ specialized gut health therapies.
What’s a Microbiome?
You may have read articles referring to a “second brain” or the “forgotten organ,” and that would be your microbiome. This is a highly complex system at the forefront of shaping our health, yet it’s still very new to scientists.
However “young” the research may be around our microbiome, we still have some pretty good information. To understand what your microbiome is, you should know about microbiota. Here’s a quick rundown:
- Microbiota is the diverse community of trillions of microbes (the teeny tiny organisms in our human cells).
- The microbiome is the name given to the genes inside the microbes.
The gut is naturally permeable to tiny molecules to absorb vital nutrients. In fact, regulating intestinal permeability is one of the essential functions of the cells that line the intestinal wall.
Because our gut is naturally permeable, we must monitor and manage changes in our health over the years to maintain proper gut health.
Will I Notice if I Have Poor Gut Health?
The short answer, yes. Although every person will have different symptoms and of varying degrees of seriousness, there are some general indications of poor gut health.
- Digestive issues, such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Seasonal allergies or asthma.
- Hormonal imbalances such as PMS or PCOS.
- Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus, psoriasis, or celiac disease.
- Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia.
- Mood and mind issues such as depression, anxiety, ADD, or ADHD.
- Skin issues such as acne, rosacea, or eczema and hair loss or thinning.
- Diagnosis of candida overgrowth
- Food allergies or food intolerances.
Have you noticed any of the above symptoms? You can read the complete list of symptoms and more about their causes here.
The EVEXIAS Approach
If you feel that the root cause of your health issues is poor gut health, we have plenty of treatment options!
We recommend all patients undergo a comprehensive and confidential consultation with one of our specialists to determine if your symptoms are indicators of poor gut health.
We’ll discuss your health history, concerns, and goals. Our approach to overall health is individualized to each patient and may include:
1. Leaky Gut Treatment
Depending on the severity of your leaky gut syndrome, we may utilize a variety of digestive enzymes, probiotics, gut-healing shakes, and more.
2. Clear Change™ Detoxification
A scientific detox program created by Metagenics. We may prescribe a 10-day or 28-day program.
3. Hormone Optimization
Often, we find patients experiencing poor gut health also suffer from suboptimal hormones. Serotonin, a key neurotransmitter is a key contributor to:
- Feelings of well-being and happiness
- Brain function
- And more
The gut makes eighty percent of serotonin, so gut health is key to managing depression, and many other neuro-psychological issues.
4. Thyroid Optimization
Low thyroid symptoms such as fatigue, depression, memory issues, cold hands and feet, thinning hair, and dry skin are common. Low thyroid states may be a result of a leaky gut, and ensuring gut health is vital to thyroid hormone optimization.
Contact Us Today
As you can see, we have an array of treatments to enhance your gut health, thereby restoring hormone function and overall health and well being!
During your consultation, we may discuss the best treatment or combination of treatments to help you look and feel your best!
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