The holidays are behind you, and we are well into the start of the New Year. Some of you may have made health resolutions or set new weight loss goals. However, how many of you have set goals for healing your gut? We often do not consider daily maintenance of our gut and digestive system until things go wrong. However, healthy digestion is the foundation of a healthy body, and a healthy colon not only plays a crucial role in your overall digestive health but how your body responds to illness, infection, inflammation, healing and even brain health.
At one time, all we understood about the gut was that it functions to break down and absorb nutrients from food and eliminate toxins and waste from the body. Science has come a long way since our early understanding, and the gut is now recognized as a complex and integral part of our whole health
What is going on in your gut has a significant impact on the rest of your body, including your brain! Brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine, which are partly responsible for mood, sleep and appetite, are produced in the digestive system. And irritation or unbalance in the gastrointestinal system sends signals to the central nervous system and the brain that trigger mood changes. It can affect mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. The brain-gut connection may also help explain why an emotional shift can affect people coping with irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation or diarrhea.
Signals from the gastrointestinal tract may also affect metabolism, raising or reducing the risk for health conditions like type 2 diabetes. Research estimates that about ten percent of arterial wall hardening may be caused by unhealthy gut microbes not doing their job of removing cholesterol or regulating blood pressure.
Your gut-brain axis plays an essential role in your immune system and inflammation. If your gut microbiome is out of wack, it can wreak havoc on your immune system and leave you more vulnerable to flu, virus, infection and more serious disease and illness. The delicate balance of gut health also helps keep inflammation in check and reduces the inflammatory response before it causes harm.
Signs you May want to Make Hut Health your New Year's Goal
- You suffer from chronic abdominal discomfort such as increased gas, bloating, stomach distention or abdominal pain.
- You suffer from chronic diarrhea or constipation, or you fluctuate between the two
- You are more prone to colds, viruses, and infections or are slow to heal and recover from them
- You have noticed significant changes in mood (that are not attributed to a life situation)
- Your sleeping patterns are more disruptive than normal
- Your concentration or focus seems to be off
- You have more frequent autoimmune flare-ups than usual or have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder.
- Unexplained weight gain or recently been diagnosed with Type II diabetes
Support Your Gut Health Naturally with Healthology
Several things can contribute to poor gut health, but there are also a number of things you can do to support gut health.
First, clean up your diet. The foods you eat will directly impact the balance of gut bacteria, food breakdown, nutrient transmission, and waste removal. Commit to drinking more fluids (water and tea) to provide fluid to your colon and get things moving through. Then commit to increasing your fibre intake with fibre that heals the colon rather than putting strain on it.
Take the right type of fibre every day!
Most of us are not reaching the required daily intake to support, improve or heal the colon. We shy away from fibre because of the association with a bad taste and worsening problems by consuming over-the-counter fibre products. But good fibre supplements have come a long way, and products such as Healthology Daily Fibre and Healthology Soluble Blend not only make it easy to get the required 25-38 grams a day that is required, they function to heal an unhealthy gut.
There are two types of fibre., soluble fibre, which binds with water to create a gel-like substance (think of it like oatmeal), and insoluble, which is the "roughage" portion mainly found in skins and seeds of plants (think of it like celery).
Healthology Daily Fibre Blend is a blend of insoluble and soluble fibre. Its most important role is to promote bowel regularity. It provides bulk to the stool, which keeps waste moving through the digestive tract. Insoluble fibre attracts water into your stool, making it softer and easier to pass with less strain on your bowels. Insoluble fibre is also important for keeping us full after eating because it takes up space in the digestive system. It curbs cravings and promotes feelings of satiety to help us maintain a healthy weight
Healthology DAILY FIBRE BLEND provides a healthy boost of fibre easily added to meals and snacks. It contains 3g of fibre per serving, and is non-GMO, Certified Organic, and free from additives.
Consider Taking Healthology Daily Fibre Blend if you suffer from chronic constipation, diarrhea, fecal incontinence, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, weight management
Healthology Soluble Fibre Blend dissolves in water and gastrointestinal fluids when it enters the stomach and intestines. It is transformed into a gel-like substance, which is digested by bacteria in the large intestine. Soluble fibre is an excellent source of food to promote good gut bacteria. Because soluble fibre can slow down the rate of digestion, it provides many other health benefits, such as reducing the amount of digested carbohydrates. It absorbs fat and can prevent some dietary cholesterol from breaking down and digested. It may also help lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugars.
Healthology SOLUBLE FIBRE BLEND provides 5 grams of soluble fibre from a Certified Organic, non-GMO blend of Baobab and Acacia fibres. It does not contain artificial sweeteners, colours, sugars, or additives and is less likely to cause constipation than psyllium-containing formulas that are often recommended.
Consider Taking Healthology Soluble Fibre if you suffer from IBS that produces chronic diarrhea. Soluble fibre is also an excellent choice if you are trying to lower your cholesterol, slow down the digestion of carbohydrates, manage weight, stabilize blood sugar, lower cholesterol, reduce heart disease risk, and promote healthy digestion
Repair, Heal & Support your Intestinal Tract
Healthology GUT-FX is the ultimate formula to heal inflammation and restore our gut-neighbourhood. It provides the building blocks that your body needs to repair the intestinal tract lining. It contains herbs to reduce inflammation and soothe digestion and probiotics to support healthy gut flora. GUT-FX provides a well-rounded approach to supporting gut health, which improves our ability to absorb nutrients, eliminate toxins, balance the immune system, and support neurological hormones.
Healthology GUT-FX- Mix 1 teaspoon (6g) with water or juice before use, and drink once daily. Take at least 2-3 hours before or after antibiotics. Take a few hours before or after other medications or natural health products.
Consider Taking Healthology GUT-FX as an everyday natural solution to better your gut health if you suffer from any bowel disease inflammatory conditions or suffer from any form of bowel or abdominal discomfort. Take in combination with Healthology Soluble Fibre if you suffer from chronic diarrhea or constipation, if you are more prone to colds, viruses, and infections, or you have more frequent autoimmune flare-ups or need to manage cholesterol.
Give Yourself a Helping Hand When Needed
Healthology Go Lax Bowel Formula - Although we should strive to identify and fix constipation's cause(s), we may occasionally need additional support to keep our bowels moving regularly. Healthology GO-LAX gently and effectively relieves occasional constipation by stimulating the colon's natural peristaltic action and drawing water into the bowel to soften stool, making it easier to pass. GO-LAX gently activates pelvic nerves and motility receptors in the colon to enhance peristalsis and promote bowel motility. It also soothes and heals the digestive tract to improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), including reductions in pain and straining and improved stool consistency and frequency.
Healthology GO-LAX does not contain purgative herbs like senna and cascara sagrada, which can cause cramping pain and are more likely to cause laxative dependence. It can be taken every few days when things get sluggish or once or twice a week for colon maintenance.
Consider Taking Healthology GO-LAX if you occasionally need a gentle push to get your bowels moving or if you regularly take prescribed medications that lead to constipation