We already know that the body’s organs and systems are linked together and dependent upon each other to maintain overall health, but have you considered your gut type before? The team at HealingRadius hadn’t either, until now! For instance, are you more likely to dive into your meals without taking a breather between bites, eat sugary foods on a daily basis, or experience the reactions from a gluten sensitivity? What about drinking three cups of coffee before lunch or waiting in the drive-thru line of a fast-food restaurant a few times per week? If one pops out at you, then we may have an answer to healing your gut type the easiest way possible. Take a look!
You may have gastric gut if you find yourself inhaling large portions of food at a time, which experts say is from overexertion and overworking. They tend to cause a slow-moving digestive system because acts like eating quickly and taking big bites are known to promote gas, bloating, acid reflux, and other digestive issues. There’s a way around it, though. To reverse the negative effects of gastric gut, eat several healthy small meals a day (with vegetables, fruits, and herbs), drink lots of water, and avoid alcohol, caffeine, and anything fried.
Do you love eating sweet foods like cupcakes, cookies, and ice cream? In turn, do you find yourself getting upset or anxious more frequently than before? If so, you may have candida gut, or an overgrowth of yeast in the digestive tract from too much sugar, dairy, or wheat. Turn it around by avoiding dairy and consuming a lot of oregano oil, fermented foods, and warm foods like soups, stews, and starchy vegetables. You’ll see a difference in your health in no time!
If you’re sensitive to certain foods containing gluten, dairy, or other ingredients, you could very well have immune gut. That includes being prone to multiple allergies or intolerances and taking antibiotics at the first sign of illness. But, how? Experts suggest that the longtime use of such medicine can result in inflammatory bowel diseases and autoimmune disorders. Instead, pinpoint your food sensitivities to help you stay away from certain ingredients that call for antibiotics.
Are you a workaholic who overdoes it on the coffee and late-night drinks? Maybe you constantly feel tired or have trouble focusing. This one is considered stressed gut. It happens when stress hormones are forced to pump at their highest, causing blood flow to get sidetracked from the gut, which, in turn, impairs the production of digestive enzymes and growth of good bacteria. To heal stressed gut, consume more vitamins, eat healthy foods, embrace protein, and avoid any alcohol, caffeine, or sugar.
Is your guilty pleasure eating processed or fast foods? If you notice your emotions changing to impatience, frustration, and anger afterward, then you may have toxic gut. That’s because a diet full of fat and chemicals can cause an inflammatory chain reaction from the liver to the intestines, leading to several different health conditions. So instead of taking advantage of a quick trip to Taco Bell, consider eating more raw and green foods and staying away from alcohol and anything with a high fat content, including fatty oils and nut butters. Out of these five gut types, which one best relates to you and your health condition? How do you feel after eating certain foods? Tell us at HealingRadius in the comment section below!
Allyson Miller is a bookworm, history nerd and outdoor enthusiast who loves writing creative and informational content for SBT in Rock Hill, SC. Depending on the day, you can find her with her nose in historical documents, shopping for trendy exercise outfits or trying new cooking recipes. Allyson dreams that one day, engineers will figure out a way to build roller coasters sans the incline, ridding her of coasterphobia.