Friday the 8th of March 2019 marks International Women’s Day and this day is also a great time to check in with your second brain, or to put it more accurately your microbiome.
Traditionally, a role for women has been the caregiver in a family or household, who provide and promote healthy lifestyles for their loved ones. But a recent survey shows, 72% of women experience occasional digestive/gut health issues and nearly 64% of women are reluctant to talk about their own digestive issues with friends or family.
Take this opportunity on International Women’s Day to change your gut health and understand how your second brain controls your physical and emotional wellbeing. You’ll be surprised to know that poor gut health is responsible for mood, mental health, endocrine disorders, immune system, autoimmune diseases and skin conditions.
The best way to stay healthy is to have healthy eating goals in place to maintain good health, but more importantly, studies now show that you should also focus on a healthy gut. Scientific research has recently discovered, that your gut is now identified as your second brain and one of the most important biological systems for your overall well being.
Interestingly, neurons which are the cells found in your central nervous system and brain, have around 100 billion neurons. But what’s even more amazing is the gut, also contains approximately 500 million neurons and these gut neurons are connected to your brain.
Improve your gut health and your wellbeing
We all recognise the importance of a healthy gut and why our gut health should be a priority. It also makes perfect sense to eliminate, stress, anxiety, boost your immune system and maintain a healthy weight so you can live a healthier, happier lifestyle.
One thing we can all agree on is, our daily lifestyle is getting busier, making us feel overwhelmed with stress and becoming run down. The working week keeps us extra busy, and a poor diet keeps us feeling flat and unhealthy.
Weight gain in the western world is on the increase at an alarming rate and the latest research shows that poor gut health is also responsible for anxiety, depression and weight gain. Health experts now agree that managing our gut health, our second brain is the most important step for optimising our overall health and wellbeing.
Below are only a handful of common symptoms of poor gut health:
- Low energy
- Weight gain
- Food cravings
- Poor immune system
- Increase in stress, anxiety and depression
If you have any of the above symptoms make International Women’s Day, the beginning of your new lifestyle. Start making changes to improve your gut health, by making a permanent healthy lifestyle change.