When faced with acne, eczema or rosacea, your first instinct might be to run to the chemist and buy a load of creams and ointments. In some cases they work, but other times, skin issues can mean there’s something deeper going on. That’s where gut health comes in.
What is gut flora?
Our gut flora is responsible for balancing out the good and bad bacteria in our microbiome. The good bacteria makes sure your body absorbs the nutrients needed to keep your body healthy and your microbiome happy.
But the thing about our gut flora is that it can easily get out of balance. Eating too much processed foods, sugar and alcohol, paired with not enough exercise, increased stress and mental health issues can mean that too much bad bacteria can set up camp in your microbiome. When you have more bad bacteria in your gut than good, the bad bacteria can cause inflammation and potentially lead to disease.