tummy troubles?

Quick tip of the day: take good care of your gut!
How do I do that? Eat good foods, manage stress and take good care of yourself – take a good quality probiotic in times of bigger stress.
That’s it!

If you want to know more – find out more below:

A healthy gut is key to long-term health and well-being. Dysbiosis (gut imbalance) and chronic inflammation go hand in hand and lead to impaired immunity and wellbeing and all kind of chronic disease and suffering.

Key contributors to dysbiosis:
Stress
Chronic stress changes the milieu of the gut and blood flow to the gut lining. This impacts the health of the intestinal lining and the type and quality of gut flora you grow.
Some medications,
especially antibiotics that can wipe out enormous numbers of gut flora species, antacids that reduce stomach acidity that protects against bacterial overgrowth in the upper small intestine, and medications that damage the gut lining (for example, Ibuprofen and Tylenol)
Deficiencies of gut-protective nutrients
especially vitamin A, zinc, iron, and vitamin D
Dietary factors
a diet high in processed foods, sugars and white flours;
use of cheap, inflammatory oils;
lack of fiber, fresh fruit and veggies
and a lack of probiotic foods such as sauerkraut, yogurt, and kimchi

What to do?
a diet rich in high-fiber, antioxidant-rich vegetables, slow-burning carbohydrates, good-quality protein, and excellent fats, along with a small amount of naturally fermented foods, provides the “ingredients” needed for a healthy intestinal lining and microbiome.
The use of a high quality probiotic in high stress times, after you had to take antibiotics, whenever your gut gets out of balance.

In trouble?
If you are or suspect to be out of balance, an intervention of gut healing makes a lot of sense – it is also something you can simply do regularly to make sure you maintain good health.
A strict anti-inflammatory diet rich in colors (like the optimum-you elimination plan) with supportive supplements like probiotics, prebiotics, Omega3s, Vitamin D a few times a year works wonders for foundational health and well-being.

Absolutely worth it. Your immediate wellbeing and immunity – and your longterm health will thank you.

Be well,
Barbara

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