The Five Gut Types
Read through the following list to see if any of the gut types seem similar to your individual health status. Do you see yourself in any of these descriptions?
Candida gut, related to yeast overgrowth, is often caused by birth control pills and a diet high in sugar and foods such as cow’s milk dairy, bananas, and wheat.
Stressed gut happens when emotional stress, excess sugar, and carbohydrate consumption stress the adrenals, kidneys, and thyroid, which then cause leaky gut.
Immune gut is triggered by taking prescription antibiotics and medications, consuming a diet high in inflammatory foods, and going through emotions of grief, depression, and disappointment. These issues can cause weakened immunity, food sensitivities, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Gastric gut comes from chronically poor digestion, antacids, and a lack of nutrient absorption that prevents the gut from maintaining healthy organs, which often results in small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), acid reflux, bloating, or gas.
Toxic gut develops when a diet high in bad fats and toxins overworks the liver and gallbladder, and often results in toxicity, gallbladder disease, and skin issues.
Does any one gut type immediately leap out at you?