How can we help ourselves with Constipation Symptoms?
We also have bacteria that can wreak havoc on the digestive system. Clostridium, part of the firmicutes phylum contains several pathogenic bacterial strains, one such strain is C. difficile which causes diarrhoea. And C. botulinum. C histolyticum also part of the firmicutes phylum and a strain of Clostridium is a pathogenic bacterial strain known for causing gas gangrene. Desulfovibrionaceae part of the proteobacteria phylum is a sulphate reducing bacteria. Hydrogen sulphide damages the gut lining, often resulting in increased gut permeability and inflammation.
Dysbiosis is the severe disturbance of the microbiome. An imbalance in the good and bad bacteria which if not rectified can lead onto irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), irritable bowel disease (IBD), skin conditions such as psoriasis, obesity, diabetes, liver disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, Altzheimer’s disease, coeliac disease and many more.
What are foods that harm our gut?
Foods that HARM
The western diet is jam packed full with foods that harm. Processed meats, white carbs; bread, pasta, rice, fizzy drinks. The obvious pastries, cakes, biscuits, sweets, chocolates, and ice-cream, most people know are detrimental to health. Especially when eaten on a regular basis or in excess. However some foods look healthy but really aren’t. Stir fry sauces are one of these foods. They are packed with sugar. Sugar is one of the worst things for damaging health and causing inflammation. Probiotic drinks are another, they too have excess sugar. There’s more sugar like for like in a lot of these so-called healthy drinks than there is in a can of coke. SHOCKING!! Pretty much anything in a wrapper, can be deemed harmful. Some are much worse than others, with all the added sugar and preservatives. Now I know it’s often difficult to stay away from eating these foods because we’ve become so accustomed to eating them, and let’s face it they taste really good.
However, having a diet full of processed food is damaging. The ‘Free From’ section in the supermarkets should mostly be avoided. The number of ‘starches’ found in gluten free foods is shocking. People think they’re being healthy eating these foods, but it’s completely the opposite. If you react to gluten, then avoid it but don’t replace it with Gluten Free substitutes unless they are natural. Instead eat naturally gluten free wholegrains, such as brown rice, wild rice, buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth, teff, millet, arrowroot, and oats. If you are diagnosed with coeliac, you’ll need to purchase gluten free oats, although oats are naturally gluten free they can be contaminated with gluten when harvested. If you want a gluten free pasta look for one without all the starches. Doves farm brown rice pasta. You can also find plenty of decent alternatives at the supermarkets. They offer a range of lentil, pea and chickpea pastas. Check the labels when you shop to avoid those ingredients that can harm your gut.
If you are having constipation symptoms and suffering with this kind of health issue you can visit Inner Health Clinic – Transform Your Gut located in Stockport, Manchester. You can call 07712 620909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an inquiry and appointment.