This blog post was contributed by A Real Holistic Housewife Krissany Tauber IG- @@essentiallyobsessedmom
We’ve all heard the phrase I just have a “gut feeling” but do we ever take a minute to sit back and think “how is my gut feeling?” And by this I mean physically! Do you feel bloated, gassy, or are you running to the bathroom more often than you want? Do you remember those
commercials “Where will you be when you diarrhea comes back?” It was ALWAYS the worst timing EVER! Is this resonating with you? Do you have skin problems, moodiness, sugar cravings? All of these can be signs of an unhealthy or leaky gut.
Basically, your body has good bacteria and bad bacteria that make up your body’s microbiome. Most of these live in your gut (intestines and colon). Scientists have discovered over 1000 different types of bacteria just in your gut! The bacteria help keep our body running
properly by aiding your immune system, digesting your food, keeping infection away from organs and even removing environmental toxins from your body. However, when your gut is unbalanced (or high in bad bacteria) it can lead to the above symptoms and many more. Your
gut is the epicenter for your body’s health. For you to be healthy overall, your gut MUST be healthy. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a condition that isn’t linked to gut health.
Even a healthy gut has some “bad” bacteria. That’s perfectly normal – you actually want those good and bad bacteria working together in your body to create balance. There are several factors that affect your gut health such as diet, alcohol consumption, getting sick, stress, etc. Eating well and reducing your stress levels can help to balance your gut but unfortunately the foods we have readily available to us today are often missing key nutrients that our bodies need to properly function.
So what else can you do to maintain optimal gut health? Glad you asked! Your brain and gut are connected and talk to each other often. If you’ve ever felt nauseous because of nervousness that’s your brain talking to your gut. Or if you’ve felt worried or depressed that could be your gut talking to your brain – letting it know that there is an imbalance. Outside of eating well by eliminating sugar and processed foods – there are supplements you can add to your daily routine to help. Adding MCT (Medium-chain triglycerides) the fatty acids in coconut oil to your diet is one step you can take. Collagen has been proven to actually repair the stomach lining which makes it easier for your body to absorb nutrients. Additionally, adding pre and probiotics to your daily routine helps replace the excess of bad bacteria with good bacteria and balance your gut flora. Young Living has a wonderful probiotic called Life 9, that combines 17 billion live cultures from nine beneficial bacteria strains. It helps promote healthy digestion and helps maintain normal intestinal function for the overall support of your immune system. I take it every single day! They also offer MightyPro for kids that combines pre and probiotics in one tasty powder. My kids literally beg for this daily and sometimes even try to trick me into believing I have forgotten it that day! You might find it interesting to learn that kids’ microbiomes usually stabilize around 3 years old. So getting your kids on pre and probiotics early can set them up for healthy guts throughout their lifetimes. That doesn’t mean that they don’t need them if they are older. It’s never too late to start on a path to a healthy gut – especially because it leads to overall wellness!
There are several ways to support your immune system naturally including Young Living’s Inner Defense™ . It reinforces
systemic defenses, creates unfriendly terrain for yeast/fungus, and contains potent essential oils like oregano, thyme, and Thieves® which are rich in thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol for immune support. These definitely go hand in hand in supporting your body thoroughly. All of
these products come out to about $1 a day! This is a small monetary investment for a HUGE investment in your health. Because I don’t know about you… but I can’t afford to be unhealthy.
A Real Holistic Housewife