It's the new year! You've maybe made resolutions or new goals for yourself regarding your health. Once again in our office, we are focusing on the chemical stressors in our lives. More specifically, we are focusing on the importance of food that supports good gut health. How does this relate to your goals? Well, I challenge you to assess the foods in your diet and see where you can add in more gut friendly foods - think fermented foods with probiotics. This is sauerkraut, beet kvass, kombucha, water kefir, miso, kimchi, yogurt, the list goes on.
(Note: I said add, not take away. It is easier to make diet changes when we tell ourselves we are "adding" things in)
The healthy probiotics in these foods add to the good bacteria in your gut. There is a direct correlation between gut health and brain health. Feeding your gut is really feeding your brain. Ever eat a really heavy pasta meal or a lot of grains or breads, and then end up feeling like you have brain fog? The quality of your food impacts the quality of your brain health.
Taking a prebiotic (check out our blog from a few weeks ago for more on this!) or a probiotic can be beneficial for your body. Ideally, you would be getting probiotics from your food instead of a capsule. Did you know one course of antibiotics can have a lasting negative impact on your gut for up to a year?!
What you eat is a chemical stressor on your body. When we talk about mitigating the stressors in your lives, we do mean assessing your diet and making changes accordingly. If you are struggling in this area and either want guidance or accountability, let us know! We are on this journey with you :)
In health and wellness,