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Balancing 12 Signs Your Gut Bacteria Are Unhealthy


Most of us are aware that what we put into our bodies will have an effect on our health, but there is more and more evidence that links your gut health to other health problems – including mental illness.

Improving the conditions in your gut may take cutting out certain foods and adding others, including those that contain probiotics that have been shown to be positive for gut health. Here are 12 signs the bacteria in your gut are unhappy…

1. Stomach Feels ‘Off’

If you are constantly fighting symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, bloating, nausea or heartburn, then know they are “classic symptoms of problems in the gut,” explains Reader’s Digest.

These gastrointestinal symptoms can be especially pronounced after eating a carbohydrate-rich meal due to poor absorption, it adds. The source says conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel disease, and colitis have all been linked to “an imbalance in the microbiome” within the gut.

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