6 Steps to Heal Your Gut

January 25, 2022 2 min read

6 Steps to Heal Your Gut

With time, processed foods, stress and sugars, the gut can easily become unbalanced throwing off harmony in the body, called homeostasis, damaging the gut lining. 

Symptoms of an unhealthy gut can look like: bloating, gas, constipation/diarrhoea, fatigue, acne, insomnia, hormone imbalances, mood swings and brain fog. 

Luckily the gut is a regenerative system making it possible to completely change your gut health, with noticeable differences after as little as 30 days. 

Symptoms of an unhealthy gut can look like: bloating, gas, constipation/diarrhoea, fatigue, acne, insomnia, hormone imbalances, mood swings and brain fog. 

6 Steps to Heal your Gut

1. Remove Triggers

Commit to a period of 4 weeks without processed & inflammatory causing foods (most sugars, wheat based products, caffeine, starchy carbohydrates & cow’s milk products).

2. Focus on Easily Digested Foods 

Steam, boil & bake veggies so they are more gentle on your digestive and absorptive systems. Try lemon juice in warm water first thing in the morning and before meals, or drizzle apple cider vinegar over vegetables with lots of bitter greens. Add in digestive enzyme-rich foods in moderation, like pineapple & papaya.

3. Repopulate the Gut with Pre + Probiotics 

Repopulating the gut with good bacteria is crucial, helping to push out bad bacteria through our bowel movements, and reestablish balance. Fermented foods like kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi and fermented drinks (like Beauty Renewal) are packed with beneficial bacteria (probiotics). Prebiotics are important for providing fermentable fibres for the friendly bacteria, helping them to thrive. Prebiotic foods include: oats, rice and rice bran, bananas, Jerusalem artichokes, asparagus, apples, leeks and onions.




4. Replenish Critical Nutrients and Amino Acids

Continue to reduce gut inflammation and support the regeneration of the gut lining with plenty of protein and collagen rich foods like Bone Broths (or Miracle Collagen). Slow-cooked foods like broths, stews and casseroles are easier to digest and are supercharged with natural anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric, green tea, berries, ginger and garlic too.




5. Reset your Digestion

Focus on managing stress with healthy outlets and getting plenty of sleep. Mindful eating also helps to break down foods and nutrients, keeping a lower impact on digestion: chew your food, and avoid eating late at night. You can improve digestive function by fasting 12–14 hours overnight. 

6. Refresh your Body 

Take time to refresh your energy every day with mindfulness techniques like mediation, and gentle movement throughout the day like walking or stretching. 

 



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