Did you know that the environment in your gut can make you feel:
- Spacey, distracted and difficult to think effectively and clearly?
- Irritable, impatient, angry or apathetic?
- Inflamed and sore in your joints and muscles?
Therapeutic diets have shown tremendous effects on people w/ severe neurological disorders and chronic pain (and a host of other chronic disorders) as well as people w/ less challenging issues (but nonetheless problematic). Most of us are affected by this to some extent.
There are so many assaults to our guts take over the course of a life growing up in our culture; from overextended and compressed lifestyles, to nutritionally corrupt foods, and unnecessary courses of antibiotics.
The gut “biome” (ecology of the gut) represents the foundational environment for the maturation and continued “instructional and supportive signaling” to our immune system throughout our lives. It dictates to a huge extent the integrity of our blood and the load that is placed on the liver.
It is well known that there are 10 times the amount of bacteria in the gut in comparison to cells in the body! The mix or proportion of these “microbial constituents” has a huge influence on physiological function and events in the body as a whole. These “unique microbial blends” are passed from generation to generation. So it’s not just the genes that we inherit from our parents but these microbes and their unique influence to physiology as well.
Does your challenged gut have you functioning at a lower level of functioning? Consider the multitude of ways this might be affecting your life.
There have been a number of new and effective means of improving the health and resiliency (yes, so you can cheat once in a while without consequences) of the gut (optimizing the gut biome) we are using with remarkable results.
Here are some simple beginning tips to get you moving in the right direction:
- When you are eating,
- Approach your meal w/ gratitude and appreciation
- Pay attention to the different flavors, taking plenty of time to enjoy each bite, chewing thoroughly. This will help establish a better connection to eating what you intuitively know to b most supportive to the health of your body.
- Stop eating before you are completely full