Calibre Magazine- June 2022
It’s been said that the gut is the body’s second brain, and having an unhealthy gut can have a negative impact on the rest of your body. To understand why this occurs, it is necessary to first understand how a healthy gut should function.
Dr Rajesh Kumar Paramasivam, our Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist addresses a few areas surrounding this topic.
What Are the Common Signs of An Unhealthy Gut?
Everyone experiences digestive issues such as abdominal pain, bloating, loose stools, constipation, heartburn, nausea, or vomiting at some point in their lives. When symptoms persist, it could be a sign of a more serious underlying problem that necessitates medical attention.
Why is Paying Attention to our Gut Health Important?
All consumed food is broken down in the gut into a simple form that can then enter the bloodstream to be delivered as nutrients throughout our body. However, it is only possible if your digestive system is in good working order.
How to Prevent and Deal with Gut Health Issues?
A healthy gut implies you have a good immune system, a better mood, efficient digestion that is pain-free, and a healthy brain and heart.
Take Home Message
The saying ‘Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’ is often ascribed to Hippocrates (400BC) and used to emphasise the importance of nutrition in preventing and curing disease. Hippocrates’ wisdom can only be achieved with good gut health, and having a balanced diet is always the way forward. Also, keep your mind and body fit, live in the present moment, love yourself and embrace life as it comes.
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