11 ways to improve your gut health

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11 ways to improve your gut health: essential for optimal health

You may think that your gut is in perfect health – after all, you don’t suffer from any complaint, you never experience acid reflux or heartburn and almost never get an upset stomach. But symptoms of an unhealthy gut can often appear in other parts of the body. The body is an integrated ecosystem, so warning signs appearing in one part may be caused by imbalances in an entirely different part.
Scientists and medical professionals are learning persistently about the complexity of the human gut, and the influence it has over immunity, cognitive function, hormone balance, and weight control.

Studies have found that healing the gut can lead to an improvement in:

  • Immune function (as 80% of our immune system is located in the gut!)
  • Brain function
  • Symptoms of anger, sadness, and depression
  • Obesity
  • Toxin levels in the body
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Allergies
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

Why is the gut so important for overall health?

Our guts are full of bacteria. In fact, there are more bacteria in the human body than there are cells.

Luckily, most of these bugs are good(at least they are in a healthy gut). The key to gut health is making sure that we have more of the ‘good’ bacteria than ‘bad’.

These beneficial microorganisms are known as ‘probiotics’ – which literally translates to ‘for life’. They help us:

  • Digest food
  • Absorb nutrients
  • kill  bad bacteria that lead to infections

11 easy ways to heal your gut

  1. Eat probiotic-rich food (Kimchi, kombucha, kefir, miso, tempeh, sauerkraut, natural yogurt, apple cider vinegar
  2. Eat prebiotics (Prebiotic rich foods include artichoke, asparagus, bananas, chicory, garlic, onions, tomatoes, and whole grains)
  3. Take probiotic supplements (It’s very important to choose a high-quality supplement from a reputable brand. Make sure it contains live strains of bacteria – which need to be kept refrigerated)
  4. Quit using sugar (or at least, reduce the use of sugar)
  5. Quit eating processed foods, eat whole foods
  6. Get fresh air regularly
  7. Excercise and laugh
  8. Avoid anti-biotics
  9. Sleep well and enough
  10. Do not over-clean everything
  11. Eat bone broth on a regular basis.

Stay healthy!




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