Have you ever felt “off” but couldn’t quite put your finger on why? Maybe you’re tired and irritable, or you just don’t feel 100 percent. If you aren’t sure what’s causing your symptoms, there might be one place you haven’t thought to look yet: your gut. That’s right, many health issues and symptoms are tied to the status of your digestive system.
Digestion is a complex and intricate system, and trouble starts when nutrients aren’t digested properly. While this often results in more well-known stomach symptoms like gas and bloating, research is now looking into how problems in the gut might also lead to other more serious health issues — like depression, stress, anxiety, fatigue and allergies.