Here are a handful of simple tips & tricks that can have a significant impact not only on your gut’s health, but on your overall wellness.
#1 :: CLEAN UP YOUR DIET
Food quality in American has taken a major downhill turn over the past 40 years. We are slowly starting to inch our way back to greatness, but we have to do our part to optimize our nutrient absorption.
In general & as a whole, the most important thing that you can do for your gut health is to eliminate toxins from your food. The top four toxins to eliminate are cereal grains, industrial seed oils, sugar, & processed soy. Our risk of developing modern diseases increases greatly when we consume toxins on a regular basis.
First step? Take a hard look at what you are putting in your mouth. One particular diet doesn’t fit everyone as we are all metabolically different. But, these are some guidelines that are helpful as a starting point for all of us. As you familiarize yourself more with your body and how it reacts and responds to certain foods, you can begin to customize foods that fit your body’s needs better.
#2 :: ROUTINE BOWEL CLEANSING
One of my most favorite Young Living supplements is Digest & Cleanse. It is a unique blend of essential oils that are proven to soothe gastrointestinal upset and support healthy digestion by optimizing stomach secretions.
This is a fantastic daily, gentle bowel cleanser that can keep your gut functioning in tip-top shape. Basically, if you have eaten in America in the past few years then you need this. This supplement is composed of peppermint, caraway, lemon, ginger, anise & fennel in fractionated coconut oil. All of this goodness is in an extended-release capsule, to ensure it ends up in the intestine where it is supposed to be! Take this supplement alongside your Balance Complete or with a meal. This is not labeled for use in kiddos, because of its unique concentration of essential oils. If you opt to give to your kiddo, then make sure they can swallow it in capsule form.
#3 :: DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Increasing your water intake is a simple and inexpensive lifestyle change that can result in many health benefits including an improvement in your digestive health. Water is a key component of digestion and ensures the proper absorption of nutrients. Water also keeps food moving through the intestines. If you don’t have enough water in your body, water is reabsorbed from the colon….leading to hard stools and constipation.
A good rule of thumb is to drink eight, 8oz glasses of water each day.
#4 :: TAKE A COMPREHENSIVE PROBIOTIC DAILY
For many of us, diet alone is not near enough to repopulate our systems with good bacteria. Age, poor diet choices, stress, disease, & drugs all do a number on our intestine’s gut flora. We need a probiotic supplement in addition to a diet rich in cultured & fermented foods.
Life 9 is a high potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from 9 beneficial bacteria strains that promotes healthy digestion, supports gut health & helps to maintain normal intestinal function. You are ingesting an army of “good bacteria” that populate your gut and fight off bad bacterial strains, with just TWO capsules per day! MightyPro is a PRE & PRObiotic that is specifically formulated for kids, but adults can enjoy it too! It literally tastes like a pixie stick. With just ONE packet per day you score 8 billion active cultures + a prebiotic (from Ningxia fibers) to boot!
#5 :: MINIMIZE YOUR STRESSORS
The gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotion. Anger, anxiety, sadness, elation — all of these feelings (and others) can trigger symptoms in the gut which can manifest in several ways. Stress (or depression or other psychological factors) can affect movement and contractions of the GI tract, make inflammation worse, and perhaps make you more susceptible to infection.
#6 :: UP YOUR DIGESTIVE ENZYME GAME
Digestive enzymes are life-changing and Young Living has one of the best! Essentialzymes-4 is a bi-layered, multi-enzyme complex capsule specially formulated to improve and balance digestive health and to stimulate overall enzyme activity to combat a modern diet. This enzyme powerhouse supports the breakdown of actual food (fats, protein, fiber & carbohydrates) into nutrients that the body can absorb & use. This supplement delivered in two daily use capsules. The yellow capsule is immediate release and helps our stomach breakdown foods. The natural colored capsule is delayed-release and supports the further breakdown of food in our small intestine.
#7 :: STAY REGULAR
We poop to eliminate fecal material (which consists of undigested food), the lining of our GI, or gastrointestinal tract (which sheds its surface layer every few days), plus bacteria. Not only is it a vital function to life, it can reflect the overall health of your body. Everyone’s bowel habits are a little different, but you should have a consistent date with the potty. One of the ways to do this is by upping your fiber game through foods or a supplement. Young Living’s Comfortone allows your colon to cleanse naturally through eliminating residues from the colon and promoting regular bowel movements.
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