May 24, 2023

A Healthy Gut for Optimal Health

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StrongerNow Sunday Seminar, From Sabrina Koleoglou.

In this presentation, Sabrina breaks down your gut health; the symptoms, the foods you should be consuming, the foods you should be avoiding, and why your gut is so important to fighting off disease.

A Healthy Gut = Healthy Digestion

70% of your immune system lives in your gut - Your good gut bacteria thrives off fresh food and whole ingredients. That includes your vegetables, fruits and whole grains, while staying away from any kind of processed food.

Overgrowth of bad bacteria compromises your gut health - If you are feeding your bad bacteria processed foods such as fried foods, chips, pastries, pizza, alcohol, etc, these are all going to compromise your digestive system and your gut health. Feeding your bad bacteria these kinds of foods can create inflammation and a toxic build up. If you don't have the right kind of nutrients of flush these out, then it will build up and lead to chronic issues.

Responsible for many other important functions - It breaks down foods into nutrients, supports assimilation and absorption of those nutrients. Your gut also helps the detoxification and the production of important nutrients such as B vitamins.

Signs of an Unhealthy Guy

  1. Digestive issues like gas, bloating and constipation
  2. Depression, stress and anxiety
  3. Skin problems like rosacea, acne, eczema
  4. Vitamin and minteral deficiency
  5. Joint pain and muscle discomfort
  6. Weight gain
  7. Sugar and carbs craving
  8. Fatigue

Key Nutrients

These nutrients are important for a healthy gut!

Vitamins - Vitamin D is very important for intestinal integrity and supporting your immune system.

Herbal Remedies - Aloe (easy to add into smoothies), Slippery Elm Powder and Marshmallow Root (Powder and/or tea). These are easy options to incorporate into your daily routines.

Minerals - Zinc and Magnesium are responsible for over 200 different functions of your body and they help with creating your digestive enzimes.

Other - L Glutamine, Probiotics (there are many different kinds, so ensuring your are choosing the right kind of probiotics), Betaine Hydrochloric Acid (promotes better digestion), and Collagen (great with smoothies and in your coffee)

Top 3 Foods to Decrease

  1. Sugar
  2. Alcohol
  3. Gluten

Top 5 Foods to Increase

  1. Sauerkraut
  2. Berries
  3. Organic Eggs
  4. Apple Cider Vinegar
  5. Tumeric


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