Signs You May Have a Compromised Gut

Our health journeys all vary in differing degrees, and before about 8 months ago, I would’ve said digestive issues were non-existent in my world. But looking back now, I had almost every symptom of a compromised gut that was listed. I can’t even begin to call it ignorance or unawareness because I definitely knew something wasn’t functioning at its optimal level, but I wasn’t in the state of mind to understand.

Over 80% of Americans have gut issues – how staggering of a number is that? You, too, may be thinking to yourself, “no, not me.” I’m not a medical professional, so I can’t fully tell you what is normal versus what is not normal, but I do think we are incredibly intuitive beings that are aware when some part of ourselves isn’t working properly. This is how I was finally able to look at my overly bloated belly in the mirror and say, “something isn’t right.”

Every body system is connected. Your endocrine (hormone) system, immune system and digestive system all support one another. At the center of a body achieving optimum homeostasis, is a balanced and healthy digestive system. My symptoms were excessive bloat (to anything other than water), gas, diarrhea, constipation, hormonal imbalances (debilitating menstrual cramps), weakened immune system, brain fog and extreme fatigue. I wasn’t functioning in my life. The food I was eating was both feeding my infection while also not being absorbed into my bloodstream as fuel. I needed to have a bathroom easily accessible immediately after each meal. I was ALWAYS sick. For years, I allowed these symptoms to be my reality because honestly, I didn’t know anything else.

Because the majority of our immune is located in our gut, gut imbalances have been linked to digestive issues like bloating, gas, diarrhea, food allergies or sensitivities, anxiety, depression, mood swings, skin problems like eczema and rosacea, diabetes, autoimmune disease, frequent infections and poor memory and concentration.

Knowledge is power!

Take note of what you eat and how it makes you feel. Write it down. Start to log it, and you may start to see patterns in your consumption.

There’s no fad diet that’s going to fix all of us the same, so let go of that. Empower the teacher within to show you what it wants and what it doesn’t.
From there, the healing begins…

No need to live any longer in dis-ease. This causes a lack of harmony within the body. Seek answers. Sit in stillness. Listen. You are not alone on your healing journey.

With you always,