5 Step for Better Gut Health

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Want some hard and fast tips to keep your gut as healthy as possible?

First off, why is gut health so important?

The human gut is more complex than previously thought and has a huge impact on whole-body health.

healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep,
and effective digestion, and it may help prevent some cancers and autoimmune diseases.

My 5 steps for supporting your gut:

1. Remove

Removal is all about cutting out damaging foods. There are two groups of foods I recommend you cut out:

First, eliminate the foods that bother your gut

Second, eliminate the foods that trigger allergies or sensitivities—as well as gluten, processed foods, conventional dairy, GMO foods, sugar, hydrogenated oils and other foods that are damaging to most people, whether they realize it or not.

2. Re-Seed

Reintroduce the beneficial bacteria into your gut. I can’t overstate how powerful this step can be, especially when you use a high-quality soil-based probiotic like SBO Probiotics Ultimate.

SBO Probiotics Ultimate

Also be sure to expose yourself to naturally occurring beneficial bacteria—which you can do by:
✔️ Walking outside barefoot
✔️ Eating produce from a local farmer’s market (and rinsing it only — not scrubbing it completely)
✔️ Gardening
✔️ Consuming local honey

3. Restore

This step involves returning to a more traditional way of preparing and eating food.

Add in organic produce, fermented vegetables, bone broth and cultured dairy that is full of probiotics, as well as the prebiotics that feed their growth.

4. Release

Reduce or eliminate your emotional and mental stress, which can disrupt your gut health. (They can also be caused BY your gut health!)

Get a massage, exercise, read, go through therapy. Find ways to care for your mind, because your gut and mind are deeply connected.

5. Reset

Finally, add in supplements to support healthy digestion and your gut.

For instance, Multi Collagen Protein — which features collagen (your gut lining is made up of collagen)—is a powerful way to support your gut health.

Multi Collagen Protein

Looking for a way to get started?

We will be offering a “Gut Health” bundle within our office. When you bundle our Multi Collagen Protein (Vanilla or Chocolate) and SBO Probiotic, you will receive a $21 discount. That will bring your total down from $108 to $87 at checkout.

Ancient Nutrition:

Ancient Nutrition whole food nutritional products are designed to provide Ancient Nutrients in a modern, convenient form to power the body and mind, restoring us to the health, strength and vitality of our ancestors.

They have create products by leveraging the wisdom and principles from Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Herbalism that have survived generations and marry them with current research to provide supplements that are rooted in tradition – and supported by science.

Probiotics:

Probiotics are live bacteria that line your digestive tract and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. Your body contains about the same number of gut bacteria molecules as it does cells for the rest of your body, so it’s no wonder your gut is so important to your health.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) calls probiotics “live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut.” The NCCIH makes the point that we often think of bacteria as harmful “germs” — however, probiotic bacteria actually helps the body function properly.

Your skin and digestive system alone host about 2,000 different types of bacteria. Probiotics benefits have been proven effective in supporting immune function, reducing inflammation, promoting healthy digestion, as well as maintaining beautiful skin, especially when combined with prebiotics.

Your good gut bacteria is also responsible for:

  • Producing vitamin B12, butyrate and vitamin K2
  • Crowding out bad microbes
  • Creating enzymes that destroy harmful bacteria
  • Stimulating secretion of IgA and regulatory T cells, which support immune function

Multi Collagen:

Collagen is often referred to as a “complex protein,” which is not surprising considering it contains a whopping 19 different amino acids. These include a mix of both nonessential (also called conditional) and essential types. Collagen is a particularly great way to get more conditional amino acids, like arginine, glutamine, glycine and proline.

Collagen is composed of three chains, wound together in a tight triple helix. Each chain is over 1,400 amino acids long!

Proline and glycine are the primary types of amino acids found in collagen chains. Both proline and glycine are two important amino acids that aren’t abundant in animal meats, which is where most people eating a “Western diet” get the majority of their protein from. This means that people are lacking these amino acids in their diets — since they regularly avoid eating some of the best natural sources (like organ meats).

For reasons you’ll see below, “nonessential” amino acids are actually pretty darn important — so don’t let the name fool you! Under normal circumstances they’re produced by your body.

However, when you’re sick, under a lot of physical or emotional stress, or otherwise unhealthy, your body may not be able to produce enough of these amino acids on its own. The body then needs help from outside sources, mainly your diet or supplements, to get its fill.

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