#guthealth is all the rage and the short answer as to “why?” is because your gut determines what the heck goes on in the rest of your body due to the fact that it is home to over 100 million neurons. Your gut communicates to your brain and the central nervous system. Think: hormones, mental health, immune system, and more. According to Dr. Axe in his book, Eat Dirt, leaky gut and overall poor gut health is becoming an epidemic.
That’s not supposed to sound scary, it is just supposed to encourage you to take action. There are a lot of factors that contribute to a healthy and healing gut, like finding the root cause of gut issues, but there are a 3 key things you can start right now that will ultimately help to heal your gut. (Check with your doc before starting any new diets or taking new supplements)
🌿 Bone broth – It is worth the hype! Bone broth is full of amino acids, minerals, collagen II, and gelatin. This combination is healing to the gut and digestive system and can do things like calm an inflamed digestive tract and help to seal the gut lining.
🌿 Sleep – Studies have been conducted that determine that after as little as 2 nights of poor sleep, the gut’s good bacteria decreases.
🌿 Meditation – Meditation has been shown to beneficially alter over 1,000 different genes in the body, and coincidentally can suppress inflammation in the gut. Meditation has been shown to reduce stress, which also has a negative effect on gut health.
Your gut plays a key role in keeping you healthy and feeling good, and it takes more than a good probiotic to make a shift. If you feel like you’re struggling with gut health issues and would like some one-on-one guidance, fill out the coaching form on my website and you can hear me talk all about how damn cool the microbiome can be.
Let me know in the comments if any of these things have worked for you! 👇🏼
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.