It is only recently, I realized that how a growing number of cases of anxiety, stress, and depression are linked to a poor gut health.
Also known as the second brain, Gut is also responsible to send signals to the brain.
Do you use your gut instinct? If so, is it giving you proper signals?
I can’t stress enough how important is to give proper attention to your digestive issues as this can weaken your immune system, intelligence, and overall health balance.
Some common symptoms which can alert you beforehand are constipation, diarrhea, flatulence infection, etc.
The small intestine have a lining known as villi which has a structure facilitate an increased surface area for efficient absorption of food and its nutrients to take place. Now, what keeps these villi healthy- obviously a healthy gut flora containing certain bacteria and enzymes which can weigh up to 2 kg.
Neurotransmitters which helps facilitate neurons to process the information are produced in your gut only which means that a healthy gut sends healthy neurotransmitters that synchronize well your reasoning, analytical and processing information skills.
On the other hand, a weak gut can lead to a disturbed emotional, mental balance and other physiological effects. These issues if left untreated can cause the small intestinal lining to break causing inflammation and disturbed gut system. Symptoms like leaky stools, undigested bits, and bowel syndrome then become very common.
Our body is well designed to keep gut in optimal health with the help of healthy bacteria and enzymes, but exposure to antibiotics and other environmental factors can reduce its optimum percentage. This makes the gut unable to absorb useful nutrients, minerals, and vitamins from food which in turn also makes our immune system weak.
Further reducing the brain’s capacity to process information, a weak gut creates a self-feeding cycle that can disrupt every sphere of life.
There is also a connection between the gut and your emotions. So better to heal your gut as soon as you see an unhealthy response
How to Heal Your Gut?
Certain times probiotics are prescribed to remove the harsh effects antibiotics have had on our gut in the past.
But still, if you prefer to go for antibiotics, be prepared that it will kill some of your healthy bacteria as well. Treating only the outer symptoms, it will not cater to your mental and emotional well being. All this while, it will affect the flora balance leaving your body even more vulnerable to a host of other diseases as well.
But, if you opt for natural treatments like naturopathy, homeopathy, Ayurveda, you will treat it in a more holistic way.
If you consider homeopathy, a homeopath clearly examine a patient’s gut health clearly examining a patient’s emotional, mental and physical condition before suggesting a suitable remedy since homeopathy believes in removing the cause of its very root not just treating outer symptoms.
Nux Vomica is a popular homeopathic remedy for stomach problems such as indigestion and constipation in adults but is always recommended to consult a homeopath for a remedy most suitable to you. Some other remedies which can be taken for gastrointestinal tract are Pulsatilla, Silicea, Causticum, Spongia and Aconite.
One of the advantages homeopathy offers over all the treatments is its priority to heal your gut by preventing any harm to the healthy bacteria that reside inside your gut. In turn, it aims to manage the condition by removing traces of bad bacteria, strengthening your gut health and increasing your immunity.
If you still have any doubt or concerns, please feel free to drop me a message at [email protected] and I will get back to you soon.
Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies listed above . Consult a qualified homeopath.