A new gut for the new year
What better way to kick off our entrance into online blogging
We operate a holistic acupuncture practice in the Tampa Bay area known for resolving stubborn conditions that other doctors have insinuated a patient just has to live with. What if the answer in the new year was to resolve a long-standing dietary gut issue? Bacteria in the gut outnumber the cells in the body 10 to 1. That’s right, there are 100 trillion bacterial cells in the body and only 1 trillion human cells. You are more bacteria then you are you!
That should emphasize the importance of maintaining a health gut flora. Our goal is to “Make Health Simple”. In that regard, lets use an analogy that easily explains the importance of gut health, in simple terms. Flowers in your garden are “good” gut bacteria. The look pretty, they make you feel good. Weeds in your garden are “bad” bacteria. The make your garden look worse and increase your anxiety and angst when even thinking about your garden. A health gut contains
Ok, all is good then. You have the balance, your body is good, you feel and look great. One day, you start noticing a chance in your skin. Your bathroom routine is disrupted, either too much, too little, or too loose, too hard. You start noticing you can’t remember things well or feel “hazy” during the day. Maybe you start noticing reactions to foods or have pains before or after eating. Maybe gas or bloating become a regular part of your life. These are all signs that you are likely suffering from an issue of dysbiosis. Your gut bacteria is out of whack.
Don’t worry! This is a very common condition and highly treatable assuming you notice it and don’t simply pass it off as normal aging or regular life. GMO foods, pesticides, processed foods, added sugar, these are all abundant in our food supply and wreak havoc on our bodies, creating the very conditions I just described above.
What to do? Luckily, these issues can be resolved if treated by someone who understands the gastrointestinal tract and its response to the diet of Americans today. The answers is a bit more complex then simply throwing probiotics at the problem, although that is generally part of the solutions.
Gut dysbiosis is a real problem affecting upwards of 70% of today’s population. Most people assume their symptoms are a normal part of aging, they are not. If you, or anyone you know, suffer from issues you feel could be related to diet or gut dysbiosis, please contact us for a free consultation and what Tampa Bay acupuncture can do for you!
Dr Duke Mansell