A lot of research has gone into the importance of gut health in recent years. One of the things that has been found is how your gut health can impact your period. And with this post prepared by Ballarat homeopathy, let us learn the relationship of your gut health and your monthly period.

If you want a healthy period, it is important to look after your gut. There are two main ways that your gut can impact your period. First, you might undereat because your gut is sensitive. Second, there may be changes to your gut microbiome.

Gut Microbiome and Your Gut Health

Your gut microbiome has long been known to be important to your health. It is made up of a wide variety of different bacteria. When you have a healthy microbiome full of beneficial bacteria, it helps to support your hormonal health. It helps support regulation of your HPA axis, support thyroid activity, reduce inflammation, and support estrogen metabolism.

An unhealthy microbiome has had a change in the bacteria that is present. It has shifted away from a healthy balance and entered a state of dysbiosis. This can cause disruptions to your HPA axis, thyroid function, and change your estrogen metabolism. Talk to one of our Ballarat homeopaths to learn more.

Maintaining Your Microbiome

Some of the things you can do to help support your immune system include:

  • Avoid using antibiotics, hormonal birth control, and other medications that damage your gut bacteria.
  • Reduce refined sugar consumption – these feed unhealthy bacteria.
  • Avoid pro-inflammatory foods such as wheat and dairy.
  • Support health gut bacteria by eating fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Reduce your alcohol consumption.
  • Make sure you get enough sleep as insufficient sleep leads to dysbiosis. Check our healthy organic products for better sleep.
  • Reduce your stress levels.
  • Support friendly gut bacteria by eating fermented foods.
  • Support your stomach acid production to support breakdown of protein and unfriendly bacteria.

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Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Alyce Beaton

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