by Meg Mathews
As published on RedOnline
Having a healthy gut is now seen as the cornerstone to good health. And menopause and gut health are intrinsically linked. The complexity of the gut and its importance to our overall health, and hormonal imbalance, is a topic that is being increasingly debated and researched. I have long been an advocate and wanted to know more.
During the menopause our oestrogen levels fall. This can have a debilitating effect on the gut, as oestrogen helps fuel the good bacteria needed to maintain good gut health. Modern medications, such as antibiotics, can also affect the gut wall and cause problems, so it’s imperative to rebalance. I’d recently had to take antibiotics for my tooth root and was feeling flat, bloated and very imbalanced.
And, with my menopause symptoms I was finding just simple things I took for granted were taken away from me – sleep, energy levels, mood, sex, stress levels, weight, the lot!
GOING TO LANSERHOF
I’d heard amazing things about Lanserhof. Global pioneers in modern and holistic medicine, with clinics in Germany, Austria and soon London, Lanserhof takes a 360 approach to wellness, which is heavily focused around good digestive health. It’s a proven fact that the state of our intestinal flora has a direct influence on our health. The food we eat and the time we eat affects our entire body, as digestion, the extraction of nutrients and detoxification happen in our digestive tract. If the intestinal wall is damaged, food intolerances and allergies can be the consequence and the gut become a toxic place.
GUT HEALTH CAN ALSO BE THE ROOT CAUSE FOR BOTH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
Gut health can also be the root cause for both physical and mental health issues, as well as digestive issues. I decided to undergo the signature Lans Med Concept, at Lanserhof Tegernsee in Germany, which is described as’ an intelligent symbiosis of modern medicine, naturopathy, validated therapy methods and the latest scientific research’. The concept is built over 30 years by the influence of specialists who ‘approach the human body as a whole’ and based on the principles of detoxification and deacidification of the body. Only a ‘detoxified body’ is capable of regenerating and responding to different treatments. With a combination of the LANS Med Concept, traditional naturopathy and state-of-the-art medical diagnostics, the team at Lanserhof aim to tackle these problems at their root in order to create lasting change.