You already know how important your gut is for your health. But do you know the different pieces that affect the health of your gut?
I’ll break it down into three aspects:
Disrupters that you’ll want to remove/avoid
Gut terrain enhancement
Improving healing abilities
Keep in mind, in an overall healthy individual, it can take about 1 month to heal the gut lining. In someone who has other health issues, it can take up to 12 weeks…
Your gut health plays a huge role in your brain health, your immune system, your ability to digest and absorb nutrients (and thusly getting the most out of your food and supplements), your ability to detox, and so much more! So let’s take a closer look…
Some of the biggest disrupters to your gut that you’ll want to avoid include:
- Sugar / processed foods
- Elevated stress levels
- Common cleaning products
- Vegetable oils such as canola oil
- Heavy metals
Why do I suggest removing these? Because if there is a constant source of the thing that is disrupting your gut, and thusly your health, you’ll be running in circles trying to heal.
To enhance the terrain of your gut, you’ll want to make sure that you have:
- Proper acidity in your stomach
- Are feeding the good bacteria
- Have the proper gut bacteria
Having the right stomach acidity helps you digest your food, absorb nutrients, and kill pathogens appropriately. Drinking apple cider vinegar / lemon juice in water daily can help you with that.
To feed the good gut bacteria, you need prebiotic foods such as garlic, jicama, dandelion greens, onions, leeks, and asparagus, for example.
To ensure a good variety of healthy gut bacteria, I love sauerkraut, kimchi (especially made from red cabbage), and kombucha (with very little sugar please) for this.
There are times when I’ll reach for a supplement here, and I really love the CT Spore from CellCore BioSciences, or the ABC or MBC from Systemic Formulas for that.
And finally, further steps to improve your healing abilities:
- Bone broth
- Proper sleep (no kidding, there’s a direct link between sleep and gut health)
- Using LGUT or GCEL from Systemic Formulas
I’m sure you’re already taking some of these steps. This is just a gentle reminder of further things you can do for your health, and gut health is always an excellent area to focus on.