I’m fascinated by the gastrointestinal system!
Now before you switch your browser away I’m not going all crazy science-lady on you…
I’m talking about your gut…and I have some very good reasons you need to pay more attention to it – starting today.
1. Your Health Starts in Your Gut
Your gastrointestinal tract forms a nine-meter long tube covering around 250-400 square meters and over your lifetime, around 60 tons of food will pass through it.
I invite you to re-read that sentence. Look at those numbers – they’re huge!
You already know that the food you eat contributes to your wellbeing – but did you know that your gut is home to trillions of bacteria which are not only affected by what you eat, but also by any viruses you catch, any medication or supplements you take, how much sleep you get every night as well as many other things – is it then no surprise that your health starts in this important system?
Now can you see my fascination?
When your gut is strong and healthy, you are less prone to catching bugs and suffering from repeat colds and flu.
So too, better digestion means a better mood.
2. You gut is a large controller of how you feel every day.
Everyday stressors, whether they are physical such as those in the environment around you, or emotional stressors (which I’m sure you’re pretty familiar with) have some kind of effect on your gut.
Ensuring your gut is functioning properly, with daily bowel movements and as little uncomfortable gut symptoms as possible, helps you feel better both physically and emotionally.
And the best part about your gut is that even small changes can make a difference.
3. Paying small attention can produce big results
Noticing how your body responds to certain foods – which ones make you feel REALLY full (I mean too full), which ones make you hungrier an hour later, which ones give you gas or bloating or make your tummy gurgle with some very funny noises – can indicate which foods you may need to eat more or less of.
Sometimes it may just be a matter of adding a certain digestive supplement, or drinking water away from when you eat your meal that can make all the difference.
These are some of the small changes I encourage you to explore and try out in my 5 day better gut challenge – if you’d like to find out more about the challenge, please send me an e-mail.
To a happier gut,