Life Performance Blog: How Your Gut Protects You From Illness

There is a direct link between our digestive system and overall body health, and as we know, the healthier we are, the better we can fit illness. With most people, there is a lack of understanding when it comes to digestive health.

In addition to, handling stress, and exercising, a commitment to good health includes eating responsibly and choosing the right foods. An improper diet can ruin a good digestive system.

But perhaps you are eating quality foods in the correct ratios and still not feeling your best. In order for a healthy eating plan to be effective, you must make sure your digestive system is fully functional.

There is a direct relationship between the health of your digestive system and your overall look, feel and physical performance.

Things that can affect the health of your digestive system are stress, dehydration, eating processed food, non-organic dairy products, processed juices, poor quality fats, chlorinated tap water, and caffeine.

Symptoms of an unhealthy digestive system are the following; gas, bloating, headache, fatigue after eating, constant hunger, bowel irregularity, muscle joint pains and neck, shoulder and lower back pain.

If you do suffer from the above symptoms try drinking water before you eat, eat foods like salad first, avoid drinking coffee and alcohol.