WARNING- SHOCK FACTOR AHEAD! I contemplated where to begin on this post because I usually communicate well in humor, but 11 years later, I still am so serious about this mission. After spending weeks in a coma in the ICU (too long of a story to tell here, so you’ll have to stay tuned to hear more!), I truly want to save the whole world from feeling old and getting sick.
I’ve made it my mission to spread the word that gut health is so important to a myriad of health concerns. It’s my belief, backed by scientific data that improving gut health can help prevent or alleviate most diseases and ailments. If you can’t quite figure out why you don’t feel great, have ample energy, or experience health symptoms that you just can’t resolve, take it from me, you should start paying more attention to your gut health!
Did you know that nearly two-thirds of your immune system begins in your gut? Many of us don’t think about our gut beyond it digesting our food, but even this most basic process relies on our immune system to keep it healthy. This means that we must keep our gut healthy and strong for overall bodily health and happiness.
Happiness (yes, I’m always going to relate it back to happiness), often referred to as the neurotransmitter serotonin that produces that feeling, also relies upon our gut to produce it. This important chemical drives our appetite, temperature, mood, and affects our sleep, AND MOST OF IT IS MADE IN OUR GUT, NOT OUR BRAIN! So, how do we keep it healthy?
Red Flags Your Gut Isn’t As Healthy as You Think
Before you can begin the process of healing your gut, you should evaluate your current state of health. There are many signals your gut sends out when it is in distress, and recognizing them early can help you change your lifestyle to bring it back to normal.
Do you experience any of the following red flags that may signal your gut isn’t as healthy as you thought it was?
- Heartburn or acid reflux
- Bloating, especially after eating
- Mood swings, anxiety, or depression
- Suffering from a thyroid condition
- Difficult bowel movements
- Always seem to have a cold
- Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease
- Skin issues like acne, psoriasis or eczema
These are telltale symptoms that your immune system is struggling and that your gut may not be healthy enough to support it. Your best course of action is to educate yourself about how you can live a lifestyle that heals and maintains your gut health for the long-term.
Steps for Jump-Starting Your Healthy Gut Today
Since our bodies are full of healthy and toxic bacteria where our gut hosts most of it, you can understand the importance of focusing on healing our gut sooner rather than later. The impact on our overall well-being depends on this. If you are experiencing warning signs of an unhealthy microbiome in your gut, you can take action today with these simple steps to begin boosting your immune system.
Get Rid of Dietary Toxins ASAP
By removing toxins from your diet, you are taking a vital first step towards your gut healing itself and starting the journey to a healthier you. Our course will teach you what foods and ingredients cause damage, but some of the most common offenders include gluten, refined sugar, overly processed foods, and dairy. They not only feed bad bacteria but also harm the friendly ones which support your overall immune system.
Eat Healthy Foods to Support Your Gut
Nutrition is key, and eating plenty of gut-friendly fruits and vegetables are good for you. From essential minerals to gut boosting vitamins, you need these to heal. If you suffer from inflammation or other symptoms of an unhealthy gut, eliminate inflammatory grains like gluten and replace it with grains like quinoa. Incorporate more dark, leafy greens into your everyday diet. Avocados, olive oil, and almonds are also great options for adding healthy fats into your food menus.
Support Your Digestion with Good Bacteria
Supporting a healthy biome for friendly gut bacteria to flourish will combat the not so nice elements in it. You can accomplish this with probiotic-rich foods, or supplements! Foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, and yogurt are chock full of the good guys you need to bring your immune system back to life and keep you healthy. You should also consider a more effective approach by taking supplements to create a more beneficial balance of friendly bacteria if your diet is lacking.
Rest Is Best
Our bodies need restful sleep to repair and restore, which greatly impacts our digestive systems. You should prioritize getting at between 7 and 8 hours a night to maximize your gut’s chance to restore itself after a hard day working to keep you healthy.
Gut Healing: 30 Day Repair Program
The healing process has multiple steps that produce results that are more than worth the effort involved, but knowing where to start can be overwhelming. Our Gut Healing Program: 30 Day Repair helps you identify and remove any negative factors affecting your gut so you can optimize your health. This could be moving away from subpar dieting habits, understanding what toxins you regularly expose your body too, or learning how to deal with stress more effectively.
Our program provides the nutritional guidance needed to bring back the healthy bacteria your gut needs to encourage a natural balance that fights off dangerous pathogens. We help you adjust your diet to discourage unhealthy gut side-effects like inflammation, bad bacteria overgrowth, and more.
Make the Commitment to Heal Your Gut
I have helped SO many people reclaim better health, quality of life, and their ideal weight back, so if you are experiencing symptoms of an unhealthy gut, but aren’t sure how to begin the healing process, consider taking our online four-week gut-healing course. You will learn why you aren’t feeling so great, why your digestion and absorption may be off, how to do deal with unhealthy food cravings and sensitivities, and get the tools you need to get your overall health back on track.
Join the online Gut Healing: 30 Day Repair today! Message us, or call us at 857-267-2107, if you have any questions about enrollment or course information.
Incorporate Thorne Supplements to Support a Healthy Gut
Our bodies rarely acquire all the vitamins and minerals that we need to stay healthy and strong due to diet and lifestyle. This, unfortunately, can cause sickness or dysfunction over time. Thankfully reputable supplements are a good option to make sure you’re getting all the right amounts of nutrients that you need. Because you should only put third-party tested, clean ingredients in your body, I am picky about my vitamin sources, but Thorne is one of my trusted sources. They offer natural, clean, safe, and high-quality supplements to give you confidence that you’re taking the best care of your body.
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