What is Your Gut IQ?

The gut is known as the “second brain,” containing over 100 million nerve cells that line the entirety of the GI tract.   This extensive neural system is designed for coordination between the gut and the brain, and ultimately the immune system as a whole.  In other words the gut controls the immune system and your overall health. When the gut lining isn’t working well, it is known as “leaky gut,” meaning food can cross the gut lining before it is broken down.  Please take this short quiz to evaluate the health of your gut lining.

 

1. How often do you experience pain/bloating after meals, reflux, or flatulence?

-1 pt- Always

-2pts-Often

-3pts-Occaisonally

-4pts- Never

 

2. How often do you experience headaches, fatigue, weight gain or joint pain?

-1 pt- Always

-2pts-Often

-3pts-Occaisonally

-4pts- Never

 

3. How often do you get minor illnesses such as a cold or flu?

-1 pt- Always

-2pts-Often

-3pts-Occaisonally

-4pts- Never

 

4. How often do you have allergic reactions to foods? (Hives/Tight Throat..etc)

-1 pt- Always

-2pts-Often

-3pts-Occaisonally

-4pts- Never

 

5. How often do you have mood swings or anxiety?

-1 pt- Always

-2pts-Often

-3pts-Occaisonally

-4pts- Never

 

1-6 points= Gut Check Engine Light– You are showing signs of leaky gut and could turn into a serious issue. Good news is we can help you turn that around and get you back on the road to health.

7-14 points= Tummy Tune-Up Time– Have no fear; we have your back! There is still time to get your gut healthy in time to cold season.

15-20 points= Gastro-Genius! – You have a rockin’ gut lining and in turn a rockin’ immune system! Keep up the good work!

 

Dr Jessica is always up for a gut lining conversation.   If you’d like to talk to her about the results of your quiz give us a call at (303)-221-0195 or send an email to admin@renewhealthco.com. 

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