Did you know that it can take up to one year for your gut to heal after a round of antibiotics?
And that’s not all…Stress, lots of sugar and processed foods, and even poor sleep can all contribute to an unhealthy gut.
A poor gut microbiome can lead to such issues as:
– acid reflux
– leaky gut
– getting sick often
– skin issues
– hormone imbalance
– sleep issues
– mood changes
– autoimmune disease
and possibly even more as researchers continue to study the gut.
Considering the gut plays a vital role in immunity, digestion, sleep, and brain and mood health, it’s imperative to take a look at how it is being cared for. And in particular, what we are feeding it. Pre and probiotics are a valuable tool for a healthy gut and are found in a variety of foods. Below is your guide to a healthy gut….
Start by being mindful of your diet; consuming food and drinks that boast pre and probiotics can begin healing your gut.
The gut microbiome is a blend of bacteria, protozoa, viruses, and fungi that:
• Enhance the immune system
• Aid in proper digestion of food and extraction of nutrients
• Support metabolic health Assist in the creation of neurotransmitters
• Promote good sleep
• Help balance mood
Here are four steps to healing the gut:
1. EAT PREBIOTIC FOODS
Asparagus, Oats, Flax, Apples, Leeks, Seaweed, Dandelion Greens, Garlic
2. EAT PROBIOTIC FOODS
Sourkraut, Yogurt (low sugar, plain, no added fruit), Kombucha, Miso, Kimchi, Sourdough Bread, Picked or Fermented Foods
3. TAKE SUPPLEMENTS
Food is always best, but taking a pre and/or probiotic supplement can add extra support. I recommend Young Living’s Life 9 Probiotic.
4. WATCH THE 3 S’s
Cut out sugar, reduce stress and make sure you are getting 7-9 hours of good sleep every night.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, it’s time to invest in your health! I’m here to help! Book your first coaching session now, it’s free!