Gut health is such an incredibly complex topic which can’t possibly be covered in one post! We will share a much more detailed blog at a later date but it would be remiss of us not to mention it in these top tips as it has such a huge influence on your immune system as well as your stress and anxiety levels.
There is now overwhelming evidence proving the gut has a direct impact on overall health and more recently it has become apparent the significant relationship between gut bacteria and mental health issues, such as stress, depression and anxiety.Some of the key triggers have been identified as:
- Poor sleep patterns
- High sugar diets
- High intake of processed foods
- Frequent use of antibiotic
- Frequent travelling (Don’t think we need to worry about that one at the moment!)
Lack of movement
Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to help improve your gut health to bring your gut back into balance.
Some quick and simple tips are:
- Clean up your diet – Avoid sugar and processed food and try to include lots of high fibre vegetables and healthy fats.
- Keep moving – Exercises can increase the amount of good bacteria in your gut and increases diverse microbiome
- Sunlight – Exposure to natural sunlight helps to balance gut microbiome
- Bone broth – Both broth packs a powerful punch of nutrients to help repair and balance gut lining. We personally love Dr Gus Nutrition
- Healthy sleep patterns – Ideally a minimum of 7 hours and a maximum of 9 between the hours of 10pm and 7am.
These are the tip of the iceberg for good gut health but certainly a great starting point. Also check out The Gut Stuff who have some great gut advice.
By incorporating some (Or all!) of these into your daily lifestyle it will balance your gut health which will directly build your immunity levels.
A growing body of research proves a well balanced gut microbiome can improve mood and help ease stress and negative thoughts.