Good Gut has been all the talk lately.  Ok, some are talking about outward appearances, given the new year.  I know, who doesn’t want those abs back!  But many are talking about the importance of good digestion and a healthy gut microbiome.  I would stand to say that you really can’t have the former (after 20) without the later.  So let’s talk about some of the best things to heal your gut lining and help
improve digestion.

One of the biggest and hardest steps for most of us is getting into a parasympathetic (relaxed) state of mind prior to eating.  Yes, we need to prepare our bodies for the food that we have bought and prepared with hopes of nourishment and energy.  All too often we are eating on the run.  That, in combination with chronic stress,  edications, hormones, over the counter anti-inflammatories and a handful of
other things, start to tear-up our gut linings.  When the lining of our small intestines is impacted we start experiencing negative symptoms such as bloating, acid reflux, cramps, inflammation, joint pain, foggy brain, depression and a host of other issues.  These symptoms are annoying to say the least.  The good news is that with a  little education and proper care of the body you can heal.

To be on your healing journey, or simply to keep in good health, we need to chew our foods so the stomach and small intestines can do their jobs. You wouldn’t wash your car without first hosing it off. Your stomach and small intestine are not built to deal with whole pieces of food. They need your food to
be well masticated.  Once we do these two steps, prepare the body for digestion by being in a relaxed stated and chewing our food, we know we have set our small intestines up for success.  If some healing is required, you can next add-in some great gut healing foods.

Some of the best gut healing foods are bone broth, cabbage juice, coconut oil, aloe vera juice, and l-glutamine as a supplement. These things are all easy to come by and will do wonders for the integrity of your gut lining.  They can literally be life changing.  Of course, I can’t write about a good gut without mentioning the importance of probiotics. We need to eat our ferments to replenish the large intestines with a diverse microbiome.  Probiotics are sold everywhere and many have different strains of microbiome.  If you don’t like one kind- take another. And do try to get some fermented food every day.  Kombucha, and fermented beets are my favorite two.

Here’s to a healthy gut!  As always if this is intriguing and you want more, just email me!!

lisa@lisaspencernutrtion.com

If you have some bio-individual questions, set-up a free consultation with me for some specific information and to see how I can help.

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