Improve your immune system, reduce food sensitivities & build an overall healthier body
Do you struggle with immune problems?
I have been on my own health journey for two decades because I used to struggle with so many food sensitivities, allergy and other immune problems.
Why is Gut Health Important?
Let’s dive in those five steps to start with in order to improve your gut health, immunity and digestion.
1 - Chew your food
This is the easiest, the simplest thing you can do.
It also is so important thing linked to our digestion, absorption and all that follows.
Do you often get bloated? Or struggle with indigestion?
Do you eat and seem to feel hungry nevertheless?
2 - Replace processed foods with whole foods
The best thing to do is to replace processed foods with whole foods. In simple terms, whole foods are foods which you can look at and identify what it is, where it came from, how it grew. For example vegetables such carrots of beans, unprocessed meat such cut of steak or chicken leg, grains, fruits etc.
Whole foods and bio-individuality
3 - Add fermented foods, probiotics and prebiotics to your diet
If you have been, especially recently, taking rounds of antibiotics, it is advised and usually prescribed by doctors, to take probiotic to rebuild your healthy gut bacteria, since antibiotics will wipe out most of it. You can always ask your doctor about it or request a recommendation of probiotics.
Probiotics are pro-life, bringing beneficial bacteria into our gut. They are living organisms we can consume, usually, in billions per capsule, those are the good bacteria and can be easily bought over the counter.
Adding probiotics will strengthen and improve the quality and diversity of your gut microbiome. Making sure our microbiome has a high diversity and population is crucial as bacteria in our guts produce hormones, vitamins, repairs our gut and cleans toxins from our body.
Checking a count of bacteria at the package, as well as if the capsule shell is able to withstand the stomach acid is advised. Additionally, I recommend to research different strains as some will be better for specific conditions or people more than other types. Like with everything else, it is a case of bio-individuality. Finding what works for you is important.
Apart from repopulating and looking after your gut microbiome, we need to feed it too, so it can thrive.
An interesting fact is also that if you do not feed your microbiome with prebiotics, the gut bacteria which normally helps rebuild your gut lining will start munching on your gut walls as it is starved and needs some food. So it really is good to feed those good guys! This is a perfect example of why good and healthy balance of anything in life is best.
4 - Drink an adequate amount of water
I have a Whole Separate Post on the importance of hydrations, but I decided to briefly mention this here too.
5) Manage the environment and state you are eating in
What you can do
This simple breathing exercise is something I recommend to many of my clients and do with them regularly. This is something you can do easily in any stressful situation, and especially before a meal.
Using those 5 Gut Health Keys will help you to ease indigestion, absorb more nutrients, contribute to lowering food sensitivities and towards improving your immune system.
There are so many things I did not manage to mention, trying to keep it short.
Which of those things you already doing? Or better yet what works for you to help with your digestion?
Love and positive vibes,
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