So, you are wanting to improve your gut health, fire up digestion, address bloating and period problems, but you’re not sure where to start. I’ve put together a list of my go-to habits that anyone in their hormone healing journey can begin implementing today!
🫖 Ginger tea
I drink this multiple times per day, every day, and it is a game changer. I prefer fresh ginger or dried when possible! Bonus tip: It’s also one of my favorite tools for skin health and period pain
Where do I buy my tea from? I get all of my loose leaf teas from Mountain Rose Herbs and steep them in a French Press!
✨ Dry brushing
One of my favorite self-care hacks is dry-brushing and I think we all need it, *daily.* Dry brushing can help stimulate digestion and lymphatic flow! Dry brushing can stimulate the lymphatic system and increase circulation. What does that mean? It means potentially reducing cellulite, encouraging the release of toxins, and shedding dry skin (making room for glowy, fresh skin). It means possibly unclogging your pores and reducing your stress.
🥗 Eating my colors
A happy gut loves a variety of colors, fiber, and balanced meals. The simple idea of “eat your colors” is so helpful when building/ planning meals. If you want support with hormone-happy recipes, check out my app Core!
🥣 Broths + stocks
Bone broth can be too intense in the beginning of a healing journey and may make symptoms worse for some people. Other options are stocks and broths – then moving to bone broth!
I just posted a reel about bone broth over on my instagram>> watch here
🪥 Oral health
The mouth is the starting point of the gut and influences digestive health! A few of my favorite oral health products are linked on my Amazon storefront.
☕️ Quitting coffee
Coffee can be a major trigger for gut issues for many of us. Some of my clients remove it temporarily and are able to add it back in, while other people (like myself) consistently don’t do well with it even when their gut is in a better place. I go for swiss water decaf when I want the flavor!
🥬 Fermented foods
Same as bone broth, this can be too intense in the beginning but ultimately fermented foods can be super helpful for gut health. According to a report in Functional Foods in Health and Disease, it was found that a 2 tbsp serving of sauerkraut could meet our daily probiotic needs and they called it a “probiotic superfood”
🌸 Specific supplements
I’m a big fan of not overdoing it with supplements and picking really specific ones that resonate with current goals.
Some of my favs for gut health are:
*note: check with your doc before adding in supplements or changing your nutrition
If you are not sure where to start? I recommend picking 1 or 2 things that interest you and incorporate them into your day, see if they feel good, and build from there!
LET’S HAVE HEALTHY, HAPPY HORMONES! 👑🔥💫💖
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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.