There are many ways we can help to improve our gut health and manage our digestive issues.
Here are some tips to get you started.
1. Lower your stress levels,
chronic stress is hard on your whole body, including your gut. There are many ways to manage stress levels, regular exercise, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, there are lots of apps available to help you get started, Time spent in nature, gardening, a stroll along the beach, a walk in the park, time to give to you, be selfish give yourself what you need for some peace and balance.
2. Stay hydrated,
drink plenty of pure water, this hydrates and also help flushes toxins from the body.
3. Reduce your intake of refined processed foods and sugar in all its many hidden forms, additionally eat plenty of green, red, yellow, orange, all the colours of the rainbow fruit and vegetables, lean proteins.
4. Daily add fermented foods
like kefir and sauerkrauts to help populate the gut with plenty of good probiotics and digestive enzymes.
5. Incorporate gelatine into your diet, there are plenty of bone broth products on the market as well as being very easy to make your own. Gelatine is a complete protein and has collagen, proline, glycine, which help to heal the holes in the mucus membranes of the gut as well as helping to keep hair, skin nails, and tendons and ligaments flexible and healthy.
6. Increase your intake of good prebiotic fibres,
this provides a food source for good bacteria to grow and flourish as well as helping to keep you regular. Examples of some good fibres are banana starch, inulin, FOS, fructooligosaccharides also apples, oats and asparagus and artichoke.
7. Last but certainly not least, see your Calanna Naturopath
to test for food intolerances, the state of the gut microbiome with tests for parasites, bacteria, fungus and imbalance in any area of the gut. which may be contributing to persistent symptoms.
A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, improved mood and brain health, and who doesn’t want that?