You can be a weight lifter, you can be a yogi, and you can be a vegan or a paleo lover. Whatever you do though, care for your gut.
I was diagnosed with leaky gut when I was 17. (Among other issues like CFS, Adrenal Fatigue, PCOS and Thyroid imbalance just to scratch the surface).
I wish I would have known everything I know now, because it took me almost SEVEN YEARS to really get it right when I could have healed it in MAYBE a year.
I would do endless research, countless hours reading medical articles and how other people would heal their gut.
I would apply things, but sometimes it seemed like nothing worked.
Then I realized the gut and the mind are intimately connected, and the way that I THOUGHT was directly affected with my healing process AS MUCH AS the nutrition I was putting in.
Once I combined changing my mindset AND what went into my body, my whole world changed.
Adding in both of these things not only just healed my gut but cleared up all the other issues going on!
Everything I did would take WAY to long to type here, so I’ll give you some of the highlights of my journey.
A few gut ❤ tips:
Mind AND Body. You have to have both. Work on stress reduction and belief systems as well as a gut healing diet.
Bone Broth – The essential amino acids (L-glutamine), collagen and minerals in a good quality bone broth are powerful to help the body heal itself!
Fermented Foods – Full of those little live microbes that do everything from detoxification and nutrient utilization. You need these little guys and a great source is fermented foods! (Pictured is ginger kombucha, a great choice because root veggies are probiotic rich as well).
Prebiotic Fiber – Food for your probiotics!! These types of fibers are fermented by your gut flora. They are like the soil to a garden and the probiotics are the seeds, you need good soil for the seeds to grow. Found in things like garlic, other root veggies, onions and artichokes.
Avoid Foods In Question: If you are experiencing leaky gut, there are some foods that are irritating your tract. By doing an elimination diet you can check to see what foods are in question. If certain foods bother you, you may be able to add them in later.
Meditate. Meditation calms the mind and reduces levels of stress. It also teaches you to “transcend” the often-nagging thoughts and circumstances of life without letting them affect you. Stress is one of the WORST things for your health. Elevated levels of stress can inhibit the gut healing process.
Changing Your Belief Systems. If you believe you don’t deserve time to rest, aren’t worthy of quality food, or are holding on to a past trauma/ negative thinking it’s time to shift. Our belief systems directly lead to the outcome out body gives us on a daily basis. Beliefs of unworthiness will cause us to run ourselves ragged and damage our body, even if we have the best intentions to heal.
Be around people that lift you up. Those feel good hormones are the most active when we are in an environment of love and support. Find a tribe that has the same goals as you, and invest in them, not people that bring you down.
Love all you gut lovers! Please share this or tag someone that needs a little gut TLC❤
If you have questions about gut health, contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org