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Healthy Gut…Healthy You

The gut is home to trillions of microbes that are interacting with other parts of your body. In recent years, scientists have been researching just how influential the gut really is for determining well-being and found that the state of the digestive system is responsible for the health of areas of the body from your skin to your kidneys.

Lets look at just a few areas where the gut can have an impact on:

Skin

If you’re having issues with your skin you may want to check your gut. Research has found that like many of your organs, your skin may have a negative response to an unbalanced gut. Often you’ll experience inflammation in the form of hives or rashes.

Rashes, like eczema and hives, are immune reactions that are triggered by imbalances in gut health. Often, food reactions are the source of these triggers, and when you remove the inciting foods from the diet and heal the gut lining, these rashes disappear.

The old saying that beauty comes from the inside out is no longer simply just a figure of speech. We believe that real beauty starts in the gut. Below is feedback we received from a customer who had been using Rawbiotics Probiotics for just 3 weeks and was already seeing results.

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“I have suffered random bouts of inflamed skin for around the last 4 years which has recently been diagnosed as a gut and dietary issue. I have been using Rawbiotics for the past 3 weeks now during which my skin has dramatically changed being less inflamed and nearly clear. Rawbiotics has improved my skin but also made me feel so energised from the moment I wake up and has even helped my sleep patterns. I can not recommend it enough!” Lucy

Brain Function

You may not think that your gut has anything to do with your brain, but the two are constantly communicating through the brain-gut axis. This bidirectional pathway connects the emotional and cognitive centers of the brain to intestinal functions.

Many neurotransmitters that are actually produced in the gut by the gut microflora, make it all the way to the brain where they affect brain function, so in order to have a healthy, happy brain, you have to have a happy gut, too.

Immune System

The majority of our immune system, around 70 percent, lives in the length of our gut, which is why so many of the issues we experience within our bodies are often related to digestive problems and food sensitivities. This can lead to conditions like allergies, asthma, migraines, and autoimmune diseases among others.

Kidney Health

Both the kidneys and the colon help regulate salt and water balance in the body. The kidneys also play a secondary role of excreting water-soluble toxins that may have been absorbed through the gut or as a result of the metabolism of the gut microbiota.

If the lining of the gut becomes damaged, which can sometimes be caused by antibiotics, it can be especially dangerous to the kidneys.The dysbiosis [imbalance] leads to an increase in the amount of toxins absorbed from the gut, increased immune response, and as a result systemic inflammation, which can affect the health of the kidneys and lead to chronic kidney disease.

Liver Health

Much like the kidneys, the liver is responsible for detoxification in our bodies. Everything that passes through our gut will eventually make it out of the liver too.

Almost all substances, including hormones, pesticides, toxins, medications, and metabolites get processed in the liver for excretion into the gut lumen through bile. Much of what is absorbed in the gut goes directly to the liver in what is called first-pass circulation, where it is metabolized if necessary.

Weight
We already know that our size is affected by what we eat, but so is our gut bacteria. Certain nutrients have the ability to improve our gut health, which could potentially help regulate your weight. A number of studies have shown that there is a link between the imbalance of the gut bacteria and obesity and obesity-related health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other disorders. Our weight seems to be controlled by the balance of Firmicutes and Bacteriodetes. The predominance of these bacteria in the gut microbiome is simply controlled by the foods you eat.

Probiotics are all about restoring balance and contribute to total wellness. When probiotics restore the necessary balance in the gut, your health reflects that. Total health begins in the gut. We can see how important it is for our gut microbes to be balanced and to contain all the right beneficial bacteria. Rawbiotics probiotics ensure diversity and balance of the gut bacteria which directly affect our overall health.

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Rawbiotics is a live, non-freeze-dried probiotic which is all natural, raw, vegan, gluten and dairy free and packed with over 14 live strains of beneficial bacteria. Being liquid and raw, you cannot get a probiotic any closer to its natural state! Our Rawbiotics range is great for supporting allergies, intolerances and gut health problems. We have seen huge results in achieving a healthy balanced gut, weight loss, energy levels, glowing skin and general wellbeing.

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