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Digestive Health and Menopause

Updated: Feb 18, 2023

Can your hormonal imbalances and weight gain be due to the health of your gut?

Have you ever considered your gut hormone connection, the role your digestive health plays in regulating your hormones?

We have billions of digestive microbes (bugs). These bugs have a tremendous influence on our hormonal health. 1

Bad bugs disrupt the process the body uses to remove excess estrogens, testosterone and progesterone. Causing a cascade of negative symptoms of menopause. 1

Here are some symptoms of compromised gut health:

  • heavy periods

  • migraines

  • irritable moods

  • low libido

  • weight gain

  • bloating

  • insomnia

  • fatigue

  • brain fog

  • breast issues

  • fibroids and polyps

  • and more...

Other digestive symptoms such as bloating, excessive flatulence, burping, heartburn, food intolerance is a good sign that you have a gut microbe imbalance (dysbiosis) too. Dysbiosis is a proliferation of bad microbes in your gut.

The food you eat. The pharmaceuticals that you take. And your stress levels all affect your gut flora.

Stress makes the good bugs diminish and the bad bugs flourish. Same with many pharmaceuticals. Ditto with certain processed, packaged and chemicalized foods.

It's a big deal.

Great gut health doesn't just help with your hormone imbalance either. The gut is linked to literally,everything else.2

❥ There's a gut brain connection.

❥ A gut thyroid connection.

❥ A gut sleep connection.

❥ A gut mood connection.

❥ A gut skin connection.

❥ A gut immune connection...

When you care of your digestive health, everything about your health will improve.

There are expensive tests you can take to determine your gut health. AND/OR... You can do the things that are known to optimize digestion and gut health.

When you do, it will improve everything about your health.

There are 3 keys to great gut health.

1. Make sure you're feeding it with foods that promote the good bugs. One of my favorite directives is this.

If you put food on a table and it will rot, eat it.

If it won't rot, don't eat it.

2. Shift your health so that you can wean yourself off of pharmaceuticals that may be adversely effecting your gut health. (This comes in time with guidance and collaboration with your doctor.)

3. Discharge stuck stress in the body. Check out the article, Resetting your nervous system.

As you prioritize your gut health, you'll be amazed at how much better life can be.

PS. You don't have to figure all this out alone. I'm here for you. If you're ready to stop spinning your wheels and finally optimize your weight, health and mood, book an appointment and let's get you looking and feeling your best.

1. Gut Microbes. 2021; 13(1): 1894070.

Published online 2021 Mar 15. doi: 10.1080/19490976.2021.1894070

2. Front Psychiatry. 2018; 9: 44.

Published online 2018 Mar 13. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00044


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