Inflammation and Your Gut Health

Ilia Jones  |  Posted: Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Our health is incredibly important to living a life that this balanced and positive. We strive to eat well, move our bodies, and take care of our mental health. Sometimes though, there are symptoms we experience that seem mysterious to us.  Many health conditions like fatigue, nausea, irregular blood sugar and more, can be traced back to inflammation in the body, and specifically, inflammation in our gut. 

Signs You May Have Gut Inflammation 

About 70% of our immune system lives within our gut, so when your gut health is off, many other things in your body will start to feel off as well.  

Some common symptoms of gut inflammation are: 

  • Feeling lethargic
  • Bloating 
  • Acne 
  • Feeling irritable 
  • Joint pain 
  • Water retention 
  • Constipation

Many of these symptoms are caused by a lack of healthy bacteria and an overabundance of acidity in their gut, which results in inflammation. Luckily for those of us struggling with these symptoms, there is a way to reduce gut inflammation. 

How to Reduce Gut Inflammation 

Like many health conditions, the key to reversing inflammation starts with what you eat. Food is like fuel for our bodies, so if you’re feeding your body foods that are stripped of their nutrients, it’s like you’re running on fumes. 

Foods to reduce or avoid: 

  • Highly processed foods
  • Alcohol 
  • Refined sugars
  • Refined carbohydrates
  • Artificial sweeteners

As you start to remove these foods from your diet, you’re likely going to see a change in the symptoms you’re experiencing due to inflammation. Of course, there are foods that cater to a healthy gut, and getting all of that goodness in is just as important as reducing the above foods. 

Anti-inflammatory foods to include in your diet: 

  • Berries
  • Leafy greens
  • Cruciferous vegetables 
  • Tumeric and cinnamon
  • Nuts and seeds 

Gut inflammation can be incredibly uncomfortable and left unchecked for too long, can cause even bigger problems.  Join us on October, 23rd for an informative workshop that will give you the tools you need to drastically improve your gut health.