The entire digestive tract that runs from your esophagus to your rectum is your gut. Experts say that our second brain is our gut. The nerves and microbes in the gut can launch communication with the brain and affect everything from hunger to mood.
You have a proper balance of good and bad bacteria when your gut is healthy.
Everyone thinks that the signs of an unhealthy gut are obvious. But, we are not going to talk about the obvious symptoms like diarrhea and constipation.
There are another mental, emotional and physical warning signs which signal that your gut is unhealthy.
10 warning signs you have an unhealthy gut
1. Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
The brain and the lining of your intestines are filled with nerves that contain similar tissue. These nerves communicate with your brain.
Your intestines release the same feel-good neurotransmitters that make you feel good. When your gut bacteria are in balance, you also feel mentally balanced too.
2. You Get Sick a Lot
You catch every sniffle that goes around the office, but all the vitamin C in the world may not help. Gut Health Project has explained that more than three-quarters of your immune system is found in your gastrointestinal tract.
The balance of bacteria in your gut is a healthy microbiome that produces healthy mucus that traps unwanted viruses, toxins, and bacteria and helps remove them from the body.
The healthy mucus also allows your body to absorb the right minerals and vitamins to help support your immunity.
If your gut is harmful, unhealthy, thick mucus can limit your body’s ability to use nutrients and vitamins properly, leading to what may seem like the constant sickness.
3. Skin Problems
If you have eczema, rosacea, persistent acne, dandruff or flaky, itchy skin, even the most intensive skin care routine may not fix your problem. Believe it or not, your skin problems may be coming from your unhealthy gut.
Skin experts explain how gut health affects inflammation throughout the body, which in turn affects the skin, referring to a gut-brain-skin axis.