There is a lot you can do to help your gut function properly – FIT Talk With Tania
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Most digestive and intestinal problems can in fact be greatly reduced – and in some cases even completely eliminated – by using food.
We all know the brain is responsible when it comes to keeping all of our organs and systems functioning – the number of times our heart beats per minute, the number of breaths we take, etc. all of those things that we don’t even have to think about that keep us alive.
Even though the brain is constantly working to keep you alive, it doesn’t do much for your overall health when it comes to your immune system. This is where your instincts take over.
Your gut is truly your body’s second brain. Did you know that there are more nerves that run from the gut to your brain than from the brain to your gut? Information is constantly being sent. And if the brain in your head is what powers the things that keep you alive, it would make sense to create conditions in which the gut sends as much good information as possible, right? You would think so, but according to recent reports it is not.
In October 2020, the National Ambulatory Care Information System published a report completed in 2018-2019. NACRS results showed that during that time there were more than 900,000 emergency room visits for “digestive illness or disorder,” which ultimately cost $ 340 million to treat. And it was just for these conditions only. It turned out to be more than double the cost of mental health issues, which came far behind at a cost of $ 156 million.
It is clear that the “hunches” that many people feel are not so good.
Symptoms like acid reflux, GERD, heartburn, IBS, diverticulitis, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, poor digestion, are all signs that things are not working out the way they are. should.
Let’s face it, no one likes to talk about their bodily functions. But if you search for the location of the nearest bathroom every time you go to a new place, there is a problem. And when changes aren’t made to get to the root of these problems, the constant inflammation that accompanies all of these conditions can lead to leaky gut or “leaky gut.”
It is literally when the particles that are supposed to be contained in the gastric bucket pass through holes in the lining of the stomach and enter the body. This can cause a whole host of problems, including autoimmune disorders and some of the most important cancers. Depression, brain fog, mood swings, weight gain, poor sleep, colitis, Crohn’s disease are some of the things that can result as well.
There is still some good news. Most of these symptoms and the conditions that result from them can in fact be greatly reduced – and in some cases even completely eliminated – by using food.
Single-ingredient whole foods put together to create balance in the body, then paired with a few natural supplements to help clear inflammation, stabilize blood sugar, balance hormones, support collagen resilience, and promote the production of nitric oxide in the body. It creates effects that go a long way in repairing leaky gut, relieving and restoring comfort.
Here are three simple things you can do to get started on the path to protecting and healing your gut:
• Replace all packaged / processed foods with whole foods. Our bodies were not designed to process chemicals, preservatives, dyes, toxins, etc. of them at once. Simple foods that are simply prepared with herbs and spices are easier to digest. And you’ll find that after you detox your palette, they taste better too.
• Remove all dairy products. Dairy products are also inflammatory and also cause retention, swelling and wasting of the body. And that only fuels your discomfort. There are many great tasting non-dairy “milks” that are much better for your digestion and gut health. Almond, coconut and cashew milks are some of my favorites. You can also get cheese made from nuts. Read the labels though, you don’t want to cut out dairy just to add something that has a ton of additives that will create inflammation in a different way.
• To drink a lot of water. Ladies, two to three liters and gentlemen, three to four liters a day, that’s what it takes every day. And for those who say they don’t like to run to the toilet, remember that water flushes out toxins. Better outside than in law?
As your system begins to balance, digestion improves, and elimination becomes regular, you will run to the toilet less often as your body will adjust.
Depriving your body of the things it needs, like water, only makes it cling to every little bit it gets. So be generous, drink plenty, and keep your body happy.
There are a lot of other things you can do to supplement it too. But even making these simple changes is a good way to start reducing inflammation and giving your gut a chance to start healing.
To be coherent. Be patient. It won’t happen overnight. But as you continue to know yourself better and do better, you’ll feel better too.
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