What influences the gut?

Everything from poor dietary choices to jumping hemispheres can affect your intestinal wellbeing. Which of these are most relevant to you?

Routine changes

Schedule disruptions and new environments can negatively influence the gut’s normal flora balance, often after being exposed to unfamiliar foods. One may also experience appetite loss, or the need for rushed eating, causing confusion in the gut and triggering a symptomatic response.

Taking a trip

Going on a trip commonly leads to pathogenic bacteria exposure or a case of occasional diarrhea. Pathogenic bacteria and parasites are commonly passed through foods, water and surfaces, leading to an uncomfortable increase of stool production.


A lousy diet is one of the main causes of recurring intestinal discomfort in both adults and children. Foods that lack vitamins, minerals and fiber may negatively affect your overall gut health.


Excessive stress may result in a significant loss of appetite, and in turn, slow down normal digestion. Stress can also trigger intense gastrointestinal issues, including occasional diarrhea, constipation, cramping and gas retention.

Antibiotics and drugs

Prescribed medications, including antibiotics, usually slow the growth of good gut bacteria, which may result in intestinal discomfort and an imbalance that can be difficult to restore without help.

Stay informed

Learn how different daily triggers could be contributing to intestinal discomfort, and how a good probiotic can be the companion you never knew you needed!