DISCOVER HOW TO BOOST YOUR GUT HEALTH IN TWO STEPS
Your gut health is often the single most important thing you can focus on to improve your health.
At Simone Thomas Wellness, Simone often refers to the gut as the ‘mothership’ of your mental and physical wellness!
WHY YOUR GUT HEALTH IS IMPORTANT
Your gut is like your second brain! You have good micro-organisms that live in your gut, about 300 to 500 different species, called “gut flora”. Having a good panel of these is necessary to a healthy, working system.
According to Eamonn M. M. Quigley’s recent study, the gut-brain connection is strong, demonstrating that damaged gut health can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. What’s more, your gut health also affects your immune system, metabolism, energy levels and the nourishment you can absorb from your food to enrich the condition of your skin and hair.
WHY IT NEEDS A DETOX
Many of the things we do daily damage our gut health but the following two are well known and easy to change. Not eating a diverse range of foods can quickly change our ‘gut flora’ profile. Whole, varied food with good nutrients is necessary for your gut bacteria to grow. Did you know that as of 2022, 75% of the world’s food supply comes from just 12 plants and 5 animal species.?
Antibiotics kill bacteria or prevent multiplication, saving lives, but unfortunately this means that good gut bacteria are also destroyed. It has been shown that even one antibiotic treatment will harmfully damage gut bacteria. Though they often return, they frequently don’t reach previous levels. One study even found that effects lasted for up to two years.
HOW TO DETOX
January is typically the month many of us consider a detox. If you would like to repair your gut health, this is a great place to start.
Get your probiotics!
Probiotics are bacteria that support a healthy ‘gut flora’.
You can find these in:
- Probiotic shot drinks
- Live yogurt
- Fermented food e.g. kefir, kimchi and sauerkraut
Sometimes this can take time to build up, an additional means of boosting the level of probiotics in your diet it to take probiotics supplements daily. Our probiotic is 50% off this month in our #WaronWaste sale. Our Everyday Wellness probiotic is packed with an Active Live Culture Blend of 20 Billion CFU, with 100% organic ingredients, and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Don’t forget prebiotics…
Prebiotics sound like probiotics, but they are completely different Prebiotics are fibres that aren’t digested, they enable gut bacteria to break fibres down for additional energy for your gut cells.
Commonly found in the following foods …
- Starchy foods such as pasta, rice, and potatoes, which have been cooked and left to cool
If you aren’t sure where to start, Simone has the perfect breakfast recipe to start your day, that also boosts your prebiotics levels. Porridge with honey poached plums and almonds includes oats to boost your gut health, and is the perfect mix of sweet, wholesome ingredients.
Following these simple steps will help you to improve the ‘mothership’ of your wellbeing, providing you with the opportunity to get you health on track for 2022 and beyond!