Intestinal problems can manifest in many different and sometimes surprising ways, for example through skin itching. They don’t necessarily always present as diarrhea or vomiting. So what are the signs?
1) Brittle or fragile bones
If you notice that your bones are brittle, you may be suffering from osteoporosis, especially if you are a woman. But fragile bones can also be due to stomach acidity which prevents minerals (calcium, magnesium, etc.) from being absorbed by the intestines.
When minerals are not well absorbed by the intestines, the intestines can fill up with toxins and don’t function as well as usual because the body is not getting the vitamin K it needs to fortify the bones. Vitamin K is produced by the intestines.
2) Stress and anxiety
Stomach acidity can also upset the balance of microbial flora in the intestines, and have a negative impact on the person’s morale and state of mind. So why this link? It is likely due to a long nerve connecting the intestines and the brain, which sends signals between the two.
If you consume too many saturated fats, your microbial flora will send the brain emotional signals, such as stress and anxiety.
By eating a varied diet, you drastically reduce the risks of suffering from intestinal problems. For example, eat more fresh and organic fruit and veg and try to drink at least 1.5 litres of water per day. You can also try kefir for reinforcing your bacterial flora. Kefir is fermented cow’s or goat’s milk, which has an intense acidic taste, because the sugar has disappeared during fermentation.
3) Skin itching
Skin itching is a surprising but clear symptom of intestinal dysfunction.
In fact, when the intestinal microbial flora is affected, the intestines become too permeable and undigested food particles can get directly into the blood stream. The body thus becomes full of toxins and the immune system reacts, notably producing itching, swelling or skin inflammation.
If you notice this symptom, consult a doctor quickly in order to arrange for testing.