Thanks to everyone who came to my sell-out event Learn to Love your Gut on the 14th September! It was a huge success and a fabulous way to spend a Saturday morning with 14 fellow gut health enthusiasts.
In case you missed out this time, I’ve put together three great takeaways to help you on your gut healing journey.
I've also popped a slideshow at the end. We were having so much fun in the kitchen I wish we had remembered to take photos of the actual food but hopefully you can still capture the essence of the morning from the slideshow below.
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1. Trust your Gut
If you have an upset or inflamed gut you are much more likely to feel depressed, anxious and miserable.
Did you know much of our serotonin (the happy hormone) is made in our gut, not our brain? This communication between gut and brain is known as the gut-brain axis. Supporting our gut may have health benefits that reach far beyond good digestion. From less inflamed joints to more stable moods and less anxious minds. All great reasons to support your gut!
2. Nourish your skin from the inside out.
Another takeaway is to think of our gut as a continuation of our skin. There is no seam! The cells lining our intestines are easily damaged (causing leaky gut) and we can use nutrients and foods to help nourish our skin cells on the inside as well as at face value.
Repair, nourish, and glow from the inside out
Remember gut healing is much more than food elimination diets! Food elimination diets help to reduce inflammation and take the pressure off the gut but that’s only the beginning of the gut healing journey.
3. Fantastic Ferments
Have you tried any fermented foods recently? We sampled Edinburgh Fermentarium’s delicious fermented sauerkrauts and kimchi and discussed how we could incorporate them into our meals every day.
Fermented foods are rich in probiotics and in-short, help support the balance of bacteria in the gut. If you like pickled things you’re sure to love fermented vegetables and your gut will thank you too! That said, do start slowly if you’re new to fermented foods as they can be quite strong.
What about probiotic supplements?
If you aren't ready to try fermented foods, (perhaps your gut is still too sensitive), you could consider supplementing with a good quality probiotic supplement. I've written about what to look for when choosing a probiotic supplement here.
Need some help putting a gut healing plan in place?
Get in touch and we can arrange a chat. My 90-day package is the perfect way to start your gut healing journey with lots of one-to-one support and monthly meal plans using all these wonderful gut-friendly foods along the way!
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