Do you suffer from bloating, constipation, diaorrhea or low energy? All of these symptoms are signs that your gut health is compromised.
Gut health is becoming a very popular topic and this really excites me! So many people struggle with digestive symptoms, that could be improved with just a few simple changes and I am going to share my favourites with you below:
A thriving digestive system really is the key to having a happy gut microbiome. You can improve your digestion with a few simple changes to your daily routine: avoid drinking half an hour before and after your mealtime and also ensuring that you are chewing your food adequately (25-30 times to be exact!!)
Acidity within the gut is imperative for a balanced microbiome. My favourite way to enhance the acidity within the gut is by adding Apple Cider Vinegar to my water, you can simply add to your water bottle or put 1 tbsp in 100mls of filtered water before meals as a digestive shot!
Including fermented foods in your diet is a fantastic way to diversify the microbial population that live within your gut. Unfortunately due to our toxic exposure in day-to-day life we struggle to maintain optimal microbial diversity. If you have severe digestive symptoms I would encourage you to opt for a culture based ferment however for those who tolerate most foods well, you can go for the wild ferment option which includes things like the ‘oh so popular’ Kombucha, plus you’ll look super trendy at the same time! I wouldn’t recommend any more than 350mls of wild fermented beverage each day.
Warming the stomach qi (energy) as referred to in Chinese Medicine is an incredible way to enhance digestion and create a wonderful environment for those happy bugs to live! Bone broth is my favourite way to warm the digestive system and load up on wonderful nutrition at the same time! This can be your multi vitamin! Maybe I can share my recipe in a later newsletter ;)
I hope you enjoyed some of my favourite gut loving tips! If you have any other questions you would like me to answer, feel free to shoot me a message on my Instagram page - @tahliathomasnutrition