Ladies, let’s talk about gut health. Sounds gross, right? Not really. In fact, gut health should be a topic we should all be excited to talk about, especially women who are over 45. Your gut is home to millions of microorganisms, and their balance has the potential to impact numerous aspects of your health beyond digestion. Gut health is more than just a trendy topic in the health and wellness world, it’s a vital aspect of our overall well-being, especially as we age. Not convinced yet? Well, let me give you a rundown of some of the powerful links between gut health and women’s health.

 

Happy gut equals happy hormones

Your gut bacteria play a vital role in regulating your hormones. The microbiome in your gut can produce estrogen and influence your reproductive hormones. An unhealthy gut can lead to hormonal imbalances, which can cause a lot of hormonal problems like PMS, endometriosis, and infertility. A well-balanced gut can lead to proper hormone regulation, fewer mood swings, and better reproductive health.

Your gut can affect your immune system

Did you know that the gut is responsible for 70% of the immune system? A healthy gut can boost your immune system and protect you from diseases. On the flip side, an unhealthy gut can lead to various autoimmune diseases, leading to multiple health problems.

 

Gut health and weight loss

Your gut bacteria impact calorie absorption and how much fat your body stores. Studies have shown that women with low levels of gut bacteria diversity tend to be overweight. A healthy gut can also decrease inflammation, which is one of the root causes of obesity.

 

Mental health

Your gut bacteria can impact your mental health. A healthy gut can help lower the risk of depression and anxiety. The link between gut health and mental health is known as the gut-brain axis, and a balanced gut microbiome can help keep both sides in check.

 

Gut health and skin

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and your gut bacteria play a significant role in its health. Studies have shown that digestive issues can lead to skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Good gut bacteria can also prevent skin aging and keep your skin looking its best.

 

Ladies, our health is our responsibility, and taking care of our gut health should be a top priority, especially as we age. From our hormones to our immune system, weight loss to mental health and skin, our gut bacteria play a major role in the health of our entire body. All things that will make us feel vital, happy, and wonderful!  As women over 45, it’s important to take control of our gut health and make lifestyle changes that encourage gut health like consuming probiotic-rich foods, staying hydrated, reducing stress, and eliminating inflammatory foods. Remember, a healthy gut is a happy you!

 

Don’t Miss This Month’s Lunch & Learn,

Annie Gaudreault, the founder of Veev Health & Wellness, is joining us to give us the lowdown on the link between gut health and women’s health during peri and post-menopause. She isn’t just going to leave us hanging, though – Annie will also equip us with strategies to keep our guts working at their very best. So, whether you’re feeling sassy or compassionate, bold or witty, let’s celebrate our health and learn how to take control of our bodies with Annie’s inspiring insights.

Be sure to register and join us!