What is stressed gut? Is it “butterflies in the tummy” that happen before you do a presentation in front of an audience or walk up on stage? Or is it something else?
Is stressed gut a permanent issue? Or can something be changed?
This is a type of gut issue that shows up with specific symptoms, personality type, ways to heal, and foods to avoid. So the good news is that stressed gut CAN be changed!
How Do I Know If I Have Stressed Gut?
Well, first of all, this usually goes along with Type-A personalities. If you are a workaholic who typically runs on stress hormones, this may be your kinda gut profile.
Look for these symptoms as your sign of stressed gut:
- Hormone Imbalances
- Adrenal fatigue (sleep issues, decreased libido, lack of focus)
People having this gut profile run on constant stress and stress hormones. When this happens, blood flow is directed away from your gut, which hinders production of beneficial bacteria and digestive enzymes.
How Can I Heal A Stressed Gut?
There truly ARE ways to heal this gut profile. Look at the following healthy steps:
- Exercise often
- Detox or food restrictions
- Limit use of tech devices (particularly “after hours”)
- Eat dark, leafy greens
- Daily supplements (Vitamin B-12, since, probiotics, adrenal adaptogens)
- Seriously reduce stress
Foods Can Help Or Hinder This Gut Profile
Make sure to include these foods in your diet routines:
- Healthy salts (Himalayan or Sea salt)
- Animal protein ( fresh wild fish, grass-fed beef and bison, free-range chicken, organic turkey, organ liver from beef and chicken)
- Dark foods and leafy greens (dark green, brown, purple, black)
- Probiotic & Enzyme rich foods (yogurt, kefir, fermented vegetables, sprouted foods, raw veggies and fruits)
- Magnesium rich foods (sprouted seeds, sprouted nuts, avocados, spinach, chard, figs and sea vegetables)
- Foods with Omega-3 fatty acids (wild cold-water fish, wild salmon, grass-fed meats and sprouted seeds )
Avoid or reduce these foods for Stressed Gut:
- Caffeine (allow 1 serving/200 milligrams per day)
- Refined grains
- Packaged/processed foods
- Cold foods (opt for warm food and drinks)
If you are unsure whether you have any tummy troubles,
take a look at Do I Have Gut Issues?
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