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In today’s episode, I dive into my favorite topic: gut health, focusing on foundational practices that often get overlooked on the pathway towards a healthier gut. I have my top 10 tips on how to support your gut health.  While many of these tips may seem simple, I promise they are incredibly beneficial and can make a huge difference.

In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

-1. Stop eating on the go, when you eat while working or driving, your brain can’t properly engage in the digestion process. Your body needs to be in a restful state to digest food effectively.

-2. Take a moment of gratitude when you begin your meal; before you begin your meal, sit down, take a few breaths, and be thankful for the food in front of you.  This allows your body to go into that rest to digest state.  

-3. Prepare your own meals whenever possible; when you prepare your meals, it signals your brain that food is coming, preparing your body for digestion. 

-4. Chew your food; chewing is the first step in breaking down food. It interacts with enzymes and signals your brain that digestion is starting. Your food needs to be a smoothie-like consistency before swallowing.

-5. Avoid drinking water during or around your meals, take small sips if needed; drinking water during meals can dilute your digestive juices and stomach acid, hindering food breakdown.

-6. Hydrate well the rest of the day; your body needs water to produce stomach acid and other digestive juices, and staying well-hydrated keeps your digestive system functioning smoothly.

-7. Eat bitter foods; bitter foods like black coffee, tea, unsweetened dark chocolate, and supplemental bitters stimulate gastric juices, aiding digestion.

-8. Eat ginger; ginger enhances digestive motility, improves efficiency, increases your digestive fire, and alleviates symptoms like bloating. It’s a powerful aid for your digestive system.

-9. Eat prebiotic and probiotic-rich foods; prebiotic foods, like chicory root, feed good gut bacteria. Probiotic foods, like kombucha, contain beneficial bacteria cultures. Pay attention to how probiotic foods make you feel.

-10. Consider digestive enzymes; if you struggle with digestion, digestive enzymes from a health food stores can be helpful.  This is not the first option, but they are a good option for additional support.

My biggest advice is to know when you need deeper support for a healthier gut.  This list provides a solid foundation, but if you face issues like leaky gut or dysbiosis, consider seeking help from a trained practitioner.  

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Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes only. This may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical professional before trying or implementing any information read here.

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