Your gut or digestive tract starts when food enters your mouth and exits, well, you know where 😉
So it stands to mention, that’s where the health part starts.
Now, I don’t have ALLL of the nitty gritty specifics at this time, so my description will be pretty basic. But, once I am done, you will understand what I’m saying.
Our digestive system has a thin lining that I’m going to liken to a balloon, for demonstration sake. So just imagine what a balloon feels like in your fingers. It’s sturdy to a certain point, right? Especially before it’s blown up. (Insert description of filling up balloons with or without holes)
When it is compromised, toxins can sneak into our blood stream. The blood stream is supposed to be a sterile space. This is ONE of the causes of chronic inflammation.
Now, the compromised lining can’t do a good job of filtering what is good and what is bad. As a result digestion and nutrient absorption is disrupted. The good stuff that you need isn’t absorbed properly and slips away into the blood stream(becoming toxic, because it’s not supposed to be there) and the bad stuff is free to wreak havoc wherever it pleases.
Our gut flora(gut bacteria) should be 85% good and about 15% bad. When we have “leaky” gut, the bad bacteria can grow. The food we eat every day can turn this into a deadly situation.
How does this tie into hair?
Well, the hair cell gets its nutrients from the body! So if your body is lacking, your hair is lacking. When all of this stuff is off balance and you have toxins floating around, the hair cell cannot be fed adequately. This can result in poor hair production/quality and/or hair loss. These kinds of issues can also result in scalp maladies as well. Whatever is showing up externally is a manifestation of what’s happening internally.
The solution is NOT to crash diet. There are steps to you can take to make better choices that safely address some of these issues.
How’s your diet? Gut health starts from the minute you put that fork to you lips, to the minute you eliminate it.
We will not always be perfect and it is ok to indulge every now and again. But if you’re diet consists of fried foods, sugary snacks and drinks, a ton of dairy, and simple carbs.....you might want to re-evaluate. Before you get to the point that you can’t identify what’s even causing certain issues.
Btw: this is the most basic explanation. There’s always more to it, because when it comes to evaluating healthy and the ways you should be eating...it should be by and individual evaluation basis. In other words, look into the way your body is functioning and what you need specifically for the best results.
Healthy hair is not topical or separate from the rest of you. There needs to be synergy and alignment.