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Holistic Practitioners Call the gut, the second brain due to its immense impact on all over health. Our gut health influences, everything from our weight to our mood, to our cognitive ability, it can be the reason for our back pain, the root of our depression, the cause of our digestive issues. That’s why testing the health of our gut and then healing our gut is absolutely essential for improving our mental and physical health.

We never thought much about our gut. Most of my patients when their gut completely gave out on them they started getting nausea, bloated, belch, anytime when they ate anything, they became exhausted and developed intense anxiety.

Holistic Guide to gut health

As with all systems in the body, the health of your gut is impacted not only by physical factors but by emotional and mental factors as well.

1.Improve your diet

One of the first steps in improving your holistic gut health is improving your diet. In most cases this means.

· Identify food allergens and triggers.

· Minimizing processed foods in your diet.

· Reduce sugars and refined carbohydrates.

· Increase Natural dietary fiber.

· Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

· Add fermented foods to your diet such as kanji, Curds, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir.

The purpose of improving your diet is to ensure your body receiving the nutrients it needs while reducing toxins avoiding inflammatory foods and supporting a healthy microbiome.

2. Heal and support your microbiome

In most cases, eating a healthy well-balanced diet keeps your microbiome optimal, there are some cases benefit from adding probiotics to their diet, such as if you are recovering from poor dietary habits, have health issues that prevent you from absorbing some nutrients are experiencing leaky gut syndrome or have recently taken antibiotics.

3. Decrease Inflammation

Another contribution to poor gut health is chronic inflammation. Chronic infection from underlying infections, Stress, (or) allergies, can triggers (or) exacerbate leaky gut can cause damage to healthy tissues and can impact nutrient absorption, you can help to reduce inflammation and rebalance your body by

* Identify food allergies or sensitives and taking steps to remove those foods from your diet.

* Avoiding inflammatory foods such as gluten or overly processed foods

4. Improve Stress Management

While physical factors play role in your gut health, true holistic gut health includes mental health as well.

This is because there is a gut-brain connection that links the state of your gut to the state of your mind prolonged or excessive stress can wreak havoc not only on your overall health. That’s because chronic stress can cause inflammation in the body as well as decreasing your immunity. This is why stress management is an important part of holistic gut health. To manage stress consider 1. Meditation 2. Yoga 3. Exercise 4. Improving sleep quality.

5. Hydrate

Keeping your body well hydrated is also important in holistic gut health. Not only does hydration play an important role in digestion but it also impacts cell health, can help heal a leaky gut, and contributes to immunity. A good rule of thumb is to drink half the number of your weight in pounds in fluid ounces each day.

6. Eat mindfully

It is also important to implement the habit of eating mindfully, this can help prevent overeating as well as ensure you’re chewing your food properly.

In addition, you should try not to eat, when feeling stressed as your body is less equipped to digest food properly when in the fight or flight mode associated with stress.

Prebiotics, on the other hand, act as food for the probiotics and nurture and sustain the probiotics in your gut flora. Prebiotics are found in foods that are high in fiber (certain vegetables and legumes). They pass through the gastrointestinal tract without breaking down and stimulate the growth of good bacteria and suppress the growth of its evil counter past.

Below are some foods /Drives that Indians enjoy not only for their taste but also for their positive impact on digestion and overall gut health. The best thing is that they contain natural sources of probiotics and are therefore less expensive and much more delicious when compared to supplements



3.Idli/Dosa /Dhokla.

4.Pickles (homemade).

How can I help?

Are you uncured where to start with holistic gut health or are you currently experiencing adverse health conditions that may be caused by or exacerbated by poor gut health?

Let us know? I would be happy to provide more information about holistic gut health.

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