10 of the Best Warning Signs of Unhealthy Gut Bacteria: A 4 Week Series on What it is and How to Fix It
Now we are going to look at 10 of the best WARNING signs of unhealthy gut bacteria:
- The first sign is digestive issues like bloating, gas, heartburn and diarrhea. When I eat salad, it can make me cramp and have diarrhea. Tomato sauce will give me heartburn, beans give me gas and I could go on and on....
- Anxiety. The link between our brain and our gut has been thoroughly documented by Sandra Blakeslee in an article she did in 1996 for The New York Times. "EVER wonder why people get "butterflies" in the stomach before going on stage? Or why an impending job interview can cause an attack of intestinal cramps? And why antidepressants targeted for the brain cause nausea or abdominal upset in millions of people who take such drugs?
The reason for these common experiences, scientists say, is that the body has two brains -- the familiar one encased in the skull and a lesser known but vitally important one found in the human gut. Like Siamese twins, the two brains are interconnected; when one gets upset, the other does, too."
- Depression. So we've already discussed the link to our mind in number two. On of the factors of depression is unhealthy gut bacteria. I was in a constant state of depression. I always had this hopeless, helpless feeling weighing me down like an anvil on my chest. I felt like someone put an anvil on my chest. I couldn't breath and couldn't help myself.
- Mood Swings/Irritability. I would get frustrated over the every little thing and then my mind would tell me, "I can't handle this anymore!"
- Food Allergies/Sensitivities. Cathryn Nagler discovered that the presence of Clostridia, a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies
- Skin problems like eczema, rosacea.
- Diabetes. A doctor can detect changes in someones gut bacteria before signs of Diabetes ever show up.
- Autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are now among the top 10 leading causes of death in American women under the age of 65. Research is starting to show the link between unhealthy gut bacteria and Autoimmune disease.
Frequent Infections. As I've aged I find that I have more and more sinus infections every year. I would have never guessed that bacteria in my gut is the root cause.
- Poor memory and concentration, ADD or ADHD. We have an epidemic in this country of children on medication for ADD or ADHD. My youngest son suffered from this when he was a child. I wish I had known then that he could be helped by healing his gut.