What’s your gut got to do with it?
Hello, Divine Ones!
Many of you have heard me talk about the importance of gut health before. The research supports that our gut impacts every aspect of our health. If our gut isn't healthy, we suffer several health issues.
Your gut microbiome influences the way your food is digested,
how vitamins are absorbed from the foods you eat, whether you feel hungry or not, your inflammation levels, your metabolism, and ultimately your weight.
Your gut health plays a vital role in the functioning of your endocrine system. Gut bacteria directly influence estrogen, thyroid hormones, cortisol, and melatonin.
Good gut health is crucial in promoting the absorption of nutrients found in the food that you consume. When nutrients are efficiently absorbed, energy will be sufficiently generated and stored in your body, allowing you to function normally and get through your day.
Moods & Brain Health:
Serotonin, the chemical that controls your mood and several functions in your brain, is directly influenced by your gut. This communication is the result of the gut-brain connection.
About 70% of your immune system is found in your gut! A healthy gut is a healthy immune system.
Signs your GUT may be in trouble
Stomach problems such as diarrhea, bloating, constipation, gas, and heartburn
Unintentional fluctuation in weight
Skin conditions such as eczema, acne, skin dryness, rosacea, and so on.
Difficulty in digesting certain foods
Cravings for sugary foods
Here are some basic treatment options you can use TODAY to start healing your gut and improving gut health
Gluten intolerance is a common issue among various people, and it impacts their health. You do not have to be gluten sensitive or intolerant to be gluten-free. A damaged gut also can’t withstand the aggravating effects of gluten. Consider cutting gluten from your diet for 21 days and see if you notice a difference. You might be surprised by how good you feel.
Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, tempeh, kefir, and other fermented yogurt or kimchi can help you reduce the gut leaking and repair it in the long run. These foods contain the right set of nutrients and an excellent source of good bacteria, which will countermeasure the effects of harmful bacteria already in the bloodstream. When fermented products are used for more extended periods, they improve the number of good bacteria in the gut, increase the immune system, and provide support to the gut.
Prebiotic Food Diet
Although probiotic bacteria are a good source of essential nutrients and enzymes needed to keep the gastrointestinal tract healthy, there is still a blank which needs to be filled. We take the probiotic but forget to include foods in our diet, which will ensure the longevity of these good bacteria in our gut.
Bitter tasting foods
Having a bitter or slightly acidic diet is essential for keeping the levels of gastric acid in our stomach in check. These foods may contain citrus fruits such as lemons and apples. You can drink a mix of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar in the water each day for better gut health.
The antioxidants in herbal teas lower the amount of FFA (free fatty acids) along with the other harmful substances from the bloodstream. For this purpose, you can have 2 cups of herbal tea daily. You can choose the traditional lemon flavor of the tea, chamomile, or honey.
Food’s rich in fiber
The study shows a positive relationship between gut health and the intake of foods that are high in fiber. Food's rich in fiber increase gut mobility and the number of good bacteria present and help us avoid constipation altogether. Fiber being the indigestible part, has to be eliminated, and due to its sticky nature, it takes along with itself the bad bacteria along with other gut material causing the leaking.
Green leafy vegetables
Green leafy vegetables contain high amounts of oxalates and fibers, which produce roughage and help with constipation. Also, they may provide good bacteria for improving the overall health of the gut.
This essential food is vital for the inflammation which comes with a leaking gut and improves intestine wall health. You can have ½ cup of Aloe Vera extract or juice on a daily basis. It provides the body with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects and helps to keep the gut healthy and working at its best.
If you suffer from symptoms of a gut imbalance, then schedule your FREE 30-minute discovery call with me NOW.
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Dr. Julie Lynn