A Healthy Gut = A Healthy Life
A Healthy Gut Microbiome is SUPER Important for your overall health & wellbeing!!
Restore your gut health and forever loose the nasty extra LBS that are hanging around your midsection leaving you feeling tired, crabby and unhealthy!!

 

“Gut Health” refers to the balance of the microorganisms that live our digestive tracts. Looking after the health of the gut and maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is vital. Did you know ALL disease begins in the Gut!! Bloating, constipation, indigestion? Acne or other skin issues? It may be stemming from your gut. Weak immune system? It may also be related to your gut. Brain fog and mood swing? You guessed right – This can also be tied to an imbalanced gut. And the list goes on… Almost 80% of your immune system is in your gut microbiome!!! Ahhh yes this is true!!! Our body’s good bacteria help our bodies with just about EVERY process!! This includes digesting the food we eat, a healthy mind to help think clearly, beautiful healthy glowing skin and BEST of all helps us to maintain a healthy SEXY BODY!!! A Healthy Microbiome is imperative for physical and mental health, immunity, disease prevention, gastrointestinal health, and overall wellness!! When your gut microbiome is balanced, you will feel healthy, be “HAPPY” in a good mood and you will have LOTS of GREAT ENERGY!! When your gut microbiome is out of balance you are setting yourself up for a variety of health issues, including weight gain, diabetes, brain fog, autoimmune diseases and even cancer. By making just a few lifestyle and dietary changes you can start taking steps today to rebuild your gut health.

 

Some positive changes you can make to boost your gut health right away include the following:

  • DIET – REMOVE the Bad Bacteria!!! AVOID eating processed foods, unhealthy fats, fried foods, foods high in sugar and other artificial sweeteners that can alter the gut bacteria in a way that causes glucose intolerance.
  • DIET – REPLACE with healthy gut foods and Good Bacteria’s!! Start eating a colorful variety of organic fresh fruits, vegetables, high quality proteins, and MOST important eating probiotic rich foods such as fermented foods like kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi & whole milk plain yogurt. Also make sure to include foods high in prebiotics such as artichokes, asparagus, garlic, and onions.
  • Avoid the unnecessary use of antibiotics – Antibiotics are so over prescribed these days!! Antibiotics kill many bad and good bacteria in the gut microbiome, possibly contributing to weight gain and antibiotic resistance. Thus, only take antibiotics when medically necessary is especially important.
  • STOP taking antacids – Too many people have low stomach acid but think they have too much and take antacids. Heartburn must be caused by too much stomach acid, right? Wrong! Believe it or not, LOW stomach acid is more to blame for symptoms of indigestion like bloating, heartburn, gas, and diarrhea. Instead of using antacids try supplementing with a digestive enzyme before each meal. Digestive enzymes help to breakdown our meals to ensure proper digestive function and helps to take the extra stress off the pancreas and gall bladder. Another great digestion aid is a nice glass of lemon water or 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar and water before each meal. Everyone’s digestion is different do some experimenting and see which one of these remedies works best for you to see if your symptoms improve.
  • Get enough sleep – Lack of sleep has been associated with obesity. Sleep deprivation can cause weight gain which can cause significant changes in your gut flora. Not getting enough or sufficient quality of sleepevery night can have serious impacts on your gut health, which can in turn contribute to more sleep issues. Try to prioritize getting at least 7–8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night.
  • Eat Mindfully – Relax & Enjoy your meal!!! – Eat slowly and chew your foods thoroughly as this can help promote full digestion and absorption of nutrients. One of the most important factors to healing your gut is your own consciousness. Our gut is our second brain. Before sitting down to eat a nice meal removing all stressors, stressful people, and negative conversations. Every time you sit down to eat, take a deep breath, pause, and give thanks to all who helped you create and bring this beautiful meal to your table.
  • Reduce Stress – This is SUPER HUGE PEEPS!!! Chronic high levels of stress are hard on your whole body, including your gut. Some ways to lower stressmay include meditation, walking, getting a massage, spending time with friends or family, diffusing essential oils, decreasing caffeine intake, laughing, yoga, or having a pet.
  • Exercise Regularly – Your body is made for movement!! Ladies and gents “Move it or Lose it” is the absolute truth when it comes to your muscles, detoxing and the overall positive impact daily exercise has on your gut flora. Start by listening to your body and slowly start to incorporate some wonderful activities such as biking, rowing, stretching, yoga, swimming, walking, hiking, or light jogging.  
  • Remove all chemical household disinfectants, deodorants & beauty products.
  • Drink tea – Evidence shows that polyphenols increase healthy microbes (probiotics) and reduce harmful pathogens in your gut, which helps to keep your microbiome in optimal balance. Tea is one of the richest sources of polyphenols – healthy prebiotics that feed the healthy bugs in your gut. Tea polyphenols also have anti-viral properties that reduce harmful pathogens. The polyphenols in tea help you digest your food faster, while suppressing hunger cravings and allowing you to poop more and eliminate toxins.

 

PROBIOTICS – Are the “Good Bacteria” in the gut. They help to keep the gut healthy and working properly!! They are live microorganisms (bacteria and yeasts) that are especially good for our digestive system. Our Bodies are full of bacteria both good and bad.  Probiotics help maintain your gut’s ecosystem as well as the ecosystem of your respiratory tract and urogenital tract.

 

PREBIOTICS – Are made up of carbs that your body can’t digest. They exist as food for the probiotic bacteria that that exist naturally in your gut. The use of prebiotics and probiotics together is called microbiome therapy. You do not need to take a prebiotic for probiotics to work but taking them might make your probiotics more effective. Not only does prebiotic fiber strengthen and significantly increase the good bacteria, it helps suppress the bad bacteria, promoting an optimal environment for good digestive health.  

 

Improved gut health and function helps to improve your Immune System, Blood sugar levels, Heart Health, Brain Health, Irritable bowel syndrome, Inflammable bowel disease, Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Metabolic disorders, Obesity, Eczema, Depression, Arthritis, Ulcerative colitis

Acute infectious diarrhea and Celiac disease and gluten intolerances.

 

The bottom line – Your gut microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes. As we have already discussed your gut microbiome plays an especially important role in your health by helping control digestion and benefiting your immune system and many other aspects of health. An imbalance of unhealthy and healthy microbes in the intestines may contribute to weight gain, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and other disorders. When your gut is healthy, you are healthy!! With a healthy gut you will have a much better chance of staving off illnesses, infections, disease and may even help to keep a COVID-19 infection at bay.

 

Like everything else, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to your microbiome. The key is to keep supporting your microbiome with the foods that are healthy for you and living a happy heathy lifestyle. Elimination dieting is key and really getting to know your body and working together with your gut brain to determine what foods are best for YOU and YOUR gut health.

 

Mamma Misty’s Tip of the Week “A Healthy Gut = A Healthy Life”!!!

 

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