Do all the things that you know you should do, those that you never feel guilty about:
Eat healthy, fresh, whole food, sleep enough, exercise, meditate, calm yourself with slow, deep breathing, drink water, think nice thoughts and be grateful for small things.
The body is a highly intelligent ‘machine’ that takes care of itself if you take care of it.
Your body is full of trillions of friendly bacteria, viruses and fungi. They are collectively known as the microbiome and directly linked to your immune system, health and vitality.
High stress levels, too little sleep, eating processed foods and taking antibiotics can all damage our gut microbiome.
This affects many other aspects of our health, such as the brain, heart, immune system, skin, weight, hormone levels, ability to absorb nutrients and even the development of cancer.
You have more bacteria in your body than you have cells. Most are good for you. The ones found in your gut, not only help you digest food, they work all over your body and can be good for your physical and mental health.
The healthiest, fastest and cheapest way to grow a healthier gut microbiome is to ferment your own fresh fruit and vegetables. Especially if you grow it yourself. After fermented food, which improves nutrition, raw food still has way more nutrients than any cooking method renders.
Signs of an unhealthy gut
- Bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and heartburn
- Sugar and processed food cause inflammation
- Unintentional weight changes
- Sleep disturbances & fatigue
- Skin irritations
- Food intolerances
- Autoimmune conditions
Improve a healthy gut
- Lower stress levels
- Enough sleep
- Eat slowly, chew properly
- Eat and drink probiotics (fermented)
- Eat clean fresh food
- Avoid sugars
- Avoid processed food
- Drink enough water
Good food for gut health
- High Fibre
- Garlic and onion
- Fermented foods*
- Collagen-boosting foods like bone broth, mushrooms, grassfed meat.
- Raw, organic vegetables
- Deep breathing causes a calmer and more alkaline environment for digestion.
Some everyday things that are fermented somewhere in the process are champagne, wine, beer, coffee, chocolates (cacao), cheese, olives, some antipasti, sauerkraut, kimchi, Kombucha, yogurt and many more.
Fermented foods help in reducing inflammation in the body as inflammation can hinder your weight loss goals. Various studies have proven that unfriendly gut bacteria are associated with obesity.