A healthy gut is IMPERATIVE, if we really, truly want to experience abundant health.
“Hippocrates (father of modern medicine) said over 2,000 years ago that “All disease begins in the gut.”… as a certified holistic health & wellness coach, gut health is something I’ve been heavily invested both personally, and on my own private practice with my health coaching clients.
So many things can affect our gut. From poor dietary and lifestyle choices, exposure to environmental toxins, medications, and chronic stress. The last one, is HUGE for us women, especially the busier we are, the more goals and plans to succeed, the more we grow in our careers… the more stress we can experience, which in turn creates stress hormones that generate imbalance and inflammation in our guts and eventually the brain itself.
Thanks to my friends from Country Life, the makers of Gut Connection, I’m sharing a few tips to support your gut health!
3 things I always do for a healthy gut (and you can do too!)
1. Integrate A Good Supplement To Support My Gut Health
I’ve been using the Gut Connection Cognitive Balance supplement by Country Life, which is specially and scientifically formulated to help improve my digestive health with clinically tested ingredients (very important!) that are ‘Balanced Inside’ for my digestive health.
The line has 8 unique formulas that balance your gut microbiome by boosting your existing probiotics with whole food fermentation. I chose the Cognitive Balance supplement because as an entrepreneur and a female founder running my own business, focus and mental clarity are KEY things I value so I can execute at the level my business requires.
When I’m not experiencing brain fog, when I can recall details I can show up as the fierce boss my business, and my coaching clients need me to be. Are you kidding me? That’s why I’m loving this supplement… Here are a few things I’m also loving about the Gut Connection by Country Life line:
- Certified Non-Gmo
- Certified gluten-free
- Certified vegan
- No wheat or soy
- No artificial color, flavors or sweeteners
- No salt, sugar or preservatives
- Recyclable packaging
- Manufacturers support wind power
- Kosher – Parve
And the capsule size is very decent so they’re easy to swallow, and I just need to take 2 and that’s it. Win!!!
In case you needed another reason to exercise… Exercise can change the composition of our gut microbiome!
A BIG component of my life is being physically active, so it’s only natural that I would recommend it for you as a step for better gut health. And this is no just me here throwing suggestions to the air. Studies after studies have shown how intentional exercising can improve and support our gut health. So I’m very intentional with exercising at least 4 times a week for 1 hour.
And it doesn’t have to be a crazy workout either. You don’t even have to have a gym membership… just get your phone, search HIIT workouts online and GET TO IT! You can also try kickboxing (if you follow me on Instagram, then you saw me getting my bottom kicked the other day on my new kickboxing class! Lol), or Zumba if you’re more into dancing… or plain and simple, a good ol’ run… Easy right?!
If you’re just starting on your wellness journey, I would say: try 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise a day. If you can’t get in 30 minutes all at once, you can divide your exercise routine into 10- or 15-minute segments. Just do the best you can, as often as you can!
You’re welcome! 🙂
3. Favor a plant-based diet
You know I talk about this all the time because I know HOW IMPORTANT it is for our health. A plant-based diet helps fight inflammation and support a healthy gut.
You can support your gut by eating wholesome, nutritious foods. Avoiding processed foods, dairy, wheat, and sugar are also good strategies. I also always recommend to my coaching clients to avoid toxins such as pesticides and GMO foods by selecting organic products, drinking purified water and getting adequate sleep.
All alcohol, refined sugar, trans fats, and processed food should be avoided or at least kept at a minimum (I know life happens, and we have to be realistic, right?!).
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Hope all these tips serve you, and you can APPLY THEM into your life.
Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram (I’m more active there) whenever you implement any of them, I love to see you in action!
* * HEALTHCARE DISCLAIMER: This post and its information do not constitute the practice of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always talk to your healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment, including your specific medical needs.