Sensitive Gut? 7 Simple Ways to Feel Better

The gut is really, really sensitive. It can feel like there’s an onion growing inside your body. The good news (for you) is that this growth is designed to help you better manage your immune system — and it will also make you feel better. Let’s take a look at some of the ways the gut can help you feel better and put your internal conflicts in perspective so that you can continue on with life without feeling overwhelmed or exhausted. Microbiomes in the human body mainly live in the intestine, and the human gut microbiomes are complex, which composed of more than 500 to 1500 different bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses.


Probiotics are living microorganisms that help keep your immune system strong. When you have an infection, your body manufactures immune globulin (which can get into the bloodstream and help fight off an infection) and switches over to using this type of protein instead of creating antibodies. However, some people have loose stools and produce more energy even without taking sick days off work — so there’s a chance their immune systems are weakened without getting as much help with creating these antibodies. So take these recommendations seriously and consider yourself probiotic-challenged until proven otherwise.


If you have a leaky gut and drink lots of tea, you will feel fuller longer. Try drinking two cups of black tea with three or four healthy ingredients and see how much better you feel. You might benefit from eating more dark leafy vegetables, too. This is one case where simply feeling better constitutes proof that eating more good stuff does good things for you!


When we say exercise, we aren’t just talking about going to the gym. Exercise can be very beneficial and pain-free if performed properly. It can also be beneficial for the gut microbiome. The microbiome is the population of bacteria living in and on your body. Properly functioning bacteria opens up doors for better health and wellness. Loading up on fruits and veggies is an excellent way to do this. In addition to having an impact on your weight, regular exercise can help eliminate leaks in the gut wall. These are small sacs that can allow germs and other stuff through when you sneeze or cough.

Change up the diet

If you have a leaky gut, all the crazy food you eat could be doing you harm. Learn how to properly prepare and store your food so you can start treating yourself the way you want to be treated — as a full person. Maybe it’s time to start making small changes in your diet to improve your gut health without going out and trying to eat clean for a month or throwing everything out. The most important thing is communication. Showing interest in what you’re eating can really help drive change in your gut.


Hydration is more than just drinking water. It includes the right balance of fluids with vitamins and minerals that keep your body working properly. An easy way to remember this is that a full tank of gas requires twice as much sodium as it does potassium. If you don’t get enough sodium in your diet from food or water, then the brain will deplete its stores of potassium very quickly without getting any rest.

Stress Management

If you have a leaky gut (or leaky ears), you may be at risk for developing an anxiety disorder. Having trouble controlling your stress can have serious health consequences which can be exacerbated by financial stressors.

Listen to your body

The human body is an amazing thing. It can heal itself from any wound, it can purify itself without medicine or harsh chemicals, and in just a few days we can rid ourselves of physical ailments that have lasted years. But we don’t always listen to our bodies. Leaky gut syndrome is a condition that causes symptoms like cramping, bloating, gas, weight loss and diarrhea when there’s little or no gut bacteria in your digestive tract (the passage between your mouth and anus). This condition can be brought on by many factors, but often results from periods of tight schedule and poor nutrition. Losing your sense of smell can also cause problems. So can stress and anxiety. If you find yourself suffering from any of these leaky gut symptoms, there’s a simple solution: listening to your body. When your gut feels bloated and inflamed try drinking more water or eating nutrient-rich foods until your energy levels return to normal. Checking out your health often with your Doctor is a good practice.