Our body is home to about 300 to 500 different types of bacteria. They can be found in our gastrointestinal tract. While some of these bacteria are good and some bad, all of them are crucial to our gut health.
Telling if our gut is healthy does not require us to act upon our feelings. There are clear signs that indicate a healthy gut, more importantly clearer signs that indicate an unhealthy one.
An upset tummy
Gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea are everyday struggles that we ignore. These are clear indications of an unhealthy GI tract. One of the key responsibilities of the gut is to help the body eliminate waste. While each person has unique bowel movement cycles, it is important to have a consistent and regular one. A regular poop cycle can be anywhere between once every three days to twice in one day.
Unintentional change in body weight
Losing or gaining weight, unintentionally, is a sign of poor gut health.
Weight loss is commonly caused by small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO. The presence of excessive bacteria in the small intestines is detrimental to food and nutrient absorption, emphasizing yet again the importance of bad and good bacteria. Nutritional deficiency and weight loss are the most obvious symptoms of SIBO.
Weight gain, on the other hand, can be attributed to insulin resistance. When excessive sugar regulates in the body, we develop insulin resistance – making us susceptible to diabetes and other lifestyle diseases.
Often mistaken for food allergies, food intolerances are certain foods that our bodies have a hard time to digest, process, absorb nutrients from, and finally excrete. Bacterial imbalance in our gut, and the absence of good gut bacteria is what causes food intolerance. Abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, gas, are some of the most common side effects of food intolerances and a sign of poor gut health.
Instagram filters aside, the secret to glowing skin and dewy look does not lie within spending a fortune on makeup. Your gut health can take most of the credit here as well. Breakouts, rashes, redness, itchiness, and even eczema are signs that your gut health is not good and therefore your skin health has to bear the brunt of it.
Improving your gut health, naturally
Natural healing techniques, especially plant-based supplements can be the extra conditioning that your overall and specifically your gut health needs.
Kaer Naturals, a Los Angeles based brand, extends adaptogen herbs and natural supplements for modern individuals like yourselves.
With a rich apothecary history, we have perfected the science of plant-based herbs.
Gut Glow is a natural digestion pill that is formulated to improve your gut health. By regulating good gut bacteria, Gut Glow aids digestion, promotes skin health and reduces inflammation.
We understand wellness and are happy to extend nothing but the best to you. Our products are made from premium quality raw materials, under strict manufacturing processes, and pass tests and get certifications before being made available to you. Our priority is your well-being. You deserve to be healthier and happier.
Amber Tsai is a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur in the wellness industry. She values her family and health above everything else. Upon receiving her MBA from USC Marshall School of a Business, she began Kaer to as a continuation of her family’s legacy in the herbal supplement space.