“AT GUTMATE WE AIM TO HELP ALL PEOPLE SUFFERING WITH GUT ISSUES IMPROVE ON THEIR CONDITIONS & SYMPTOMS THROUGH REVOLUTIONARY SCIENTIFICALLY BACKED NATURAL SUPPLEMENTATION AND IMPROVED NUTRITIONAL CHOICES”
Somewhere between the late fourth and early third century BC, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said: “All disease begins in the gut.”
Some facts about the world of gut disease
- 74% of American population have some form of gut issue
- Over 50% of the UK population have some form of gut issue
What are the most common symptoms of a bad digestive system?
- Upset stomach. Stomach disturbances like gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and heartburn can all be signs of an unhealthy gut.
- A high-sugar diet.
- Unintentional weight changes.
- Sleep disturbances or constant fatigue.
- Skin irritation.
- Autoimmune conditions.
- Food intolerance’s.
- The most common GI symptoms presenting to GPs are: heartburn/ gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, indigestion, abdominal discomfort, constipation and diarrhoea.
- Some 46% (234/508) of GPs believe they see significantly more women than men with digestive health issues.
- When it comes to seeking help for difficult problems in GI patients, 65% (330/508) would consult a colleague, 31% (157/508) would refer patients to a gastroenterologist, while 22% (112/508) would refer to a dietitian
Biggest recommendations by doctors to improve symptoms are
- Change in diet 87%
- Prescribed medicine 67%
- Exercise 59%
- Eliminating certain types of food 55%
- Eating food such as a probiotic yogurt 41%
- I don’t recommend anything in particular 4%
- Other 8%
The effects of compromised gut healyh are almost untold. For example, a recent studies have found a link between gut bacteria and depression. Faecalibacterium and Coprococcus were both more common in people who claimed to enjoy a high mental quality of life. Meanwhile, those with depression had lower than average levels of Coprococcus and Dialister. Gut microbes produce the neurotransmitters crucial for good mental health, allowing them to “talk” to the human nervous systems.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Good gut health has also been linked to weight loss, good skin quality, having more energy, and lower stress.
Gut health plays a major role in maintaining our overall well being and key to this is the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. “70% of our immune system is within our gut and 90% of our serotonin (the happy chemical) is produced in the gut. As you would expect, those which are good bacteria need to outweigh the bad.”
It’s particularly important to look after your gut as you grow older, as older people tend to have less varied types of gut bacteria, while makes their digestive system weaker than a younger person’s.