According to Hippocrates, “All disease begins in the gut.” Which also means all health originates in the gut.
Did you know that 70% of the immune system is found in the gut & 95% of serotonin is manufactured in the digestive tract?
This is why the gut is called, “the second brain.” Your cognitive functioning, mood, and immune health are directly correlated to the health of your gut. Focusing on digestive health is more important than ever.
After I healed myself from my own gut issues
(Candida & Leaky Gut) I noticed such a positive shift in my mood, ability to focus, and immunity. Focusing on your gut health is the key to keep your immune system strong.
Here are some basics you can start with right now:
Consume collagen boosting foods
Incredibly healing to the gut lining. It helps to seal the tight junctions in the gut.
check out my lemon gummies recipes HERE for a tasty way to consume more collagen
Consume High Fiber Foods
Take high quality probioticsNote: If you are not sure whether you have dairy intolerance it is best to consume dairy free probiotics. Food intolerance's wear down the gut lining. So if you think you might have an issue opt for dairy free probiotics
Consume Probiotic Rich Foods
Yogurt w/o added sugars
Kombucha (I don’t consider most kombucha to be very healthy but, moderation)
Consume Prebiotic Rich Foods
Fibers and natural sugars that stimulate the good bacteria in the gut)
Apple cider vinegar
Eat Anti inflammatory foods
Green leafy veggies
Fresh fruits, especially pineapple + berries
Omega 3 rich foods
Consume healthy fats
Grass fed butter
Extra virgin olive oil
Consume filtered water
Aim to drink 40-64oz depending on your height, weight, and level of activity. This will help to flush toxins out of your system and support a healthy gut.
Chew your food thoroughly as it plays a crucial role in optimal digestion.
Exercise plays a key role in helping food properly move through the digestive system.
Eat warm foods which are easier to digest
Reduce foods that cause inflammation of the gutHeavily processed oils
Canola oil, corn oil, and soybean oil
Foods that come in packages with a long ingredient label
Food coloring is in many processed foods to give it color. Instead opt for foods naturally colored with fruits and veggies
Stress has a major impact on the digestive system
I hope this helps point you in the right direction.