Problems in the Stomach
Our body has many ways in rejecting things that it does not want or speaks to us when we take ingest something we shouldn’t have. One of the simplest gastrointestinal (GI) problems everyone is likely familiar with is the stomach ache. As painful and annoying as it can be, it is a normal process that can because we are sick, anxious, or ate something spicy, sour or past the expiration date. Stomach aches are normally few and far in between and disappear after a few hours or days, but if you notice they are sticking around longer, you may be battling a bigger gut problem. Those with chronic gut problems may also have pain, nausea, bloating, and elimination troubles on a frequent basis. A person may have or risk developing leaky gut syndrome, chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or ulcerative colitis.
Things to Avoid
Gut issues begin to surface when something is already off balance, whether it is hormones, bacteria, blockage, sensitivity to certain proteins, inflammation, or a combination of these. Depending on the type of GI issue you have, there are food triggers that you will want to avoid if they seem to be related to flare-ups. The FODMAP diet, for example, is great for those with IBD, and its purpose is to avoid consuming poorly absorbed carbs from fruits, veggies, wheat, sweets, and dairy. The FODMAP may also be used for ulcerative colitis as well as a low-sodium and low-fiber diet. Those with Crohn’s should stay away from butter, dairy, coffee, chocolate, fried foods, and foods high in fiber. The same also goes for people who have a leaky gut, with the exception that they can have fiber.
Start Taking Probiotics
It probably does not come as a surprise to know gut issues result from an accumulation of bacteria. While the gut is normally filled with bacteria (good and bad), too much of the “bad” bacteria can breed more bad bacteria, fungus, parasites, yeast, and viruses. Probiotics helps equip your gut with the “good” bacteria that it needs to promote a healthy environment, improve immunity, balance hormones, regulate appetite, and increase energy levels. One of the simplest way to make sure you are getting enough probiotics is by taking supplements. It is best to take probiotics as soon as you wake up on an empty stomach. This ensures that you are getting the most out of the bacterial str
ain. You can also consume foods that are a good source of probiotics such as:
- Dark Chocolate
Doing Your Gut Right with Hazelwood
Internal gut issues take time and patience to treat, but it is possible to improve an array of GI disorders by understanding what your problem is and getting to the root of the issue. Most gut issues can be relieved from eating a better diet and detoxing your colon. Baltic Essentials Hazelwood can help people dealing with gut issues naturally by restoring our internal balance. The wooden beads can remove excess acidity by creating a more alkaline environment in the body to get pH levels back to a normal range. Hazelwood can reduce free-radicals in the body too because it is high antioxidants and transfer to the blood. Relief from gut problems is possible, and it does not have to be an eternal problem if you do not let it.