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Jun 19

Gut Health Guidelines

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Think of your gut as the gateway to your health. Your entire body relies on a

well balanced gut in order for it to be able to function perfectly, preventing illness

and other health implications.

Gut health guidelines:

1. Make sure you are following your TRF window well. This will increase the diversity and improve the quality of both your microflora colonies AND gut lining

 

2. Take a probiotic supplement for two weeks. We recommend this to be done once every 3 – 6 months OR after finishing a course of antibiotics.

 

3. Eat a wide variety of colours in your vegetables. Each colour corresponds with different compounds inside the food that different types of good bacteria thrive on. Get a wide variety of food coming in for your bacteria and your entire microflora will diversify too. This means a larger range of good nutrients being produced by them and more benefits for your health.

 

4. 1tbsp of coconut oil per day (ideally just before your first meal each day). This is because it is anti-fungal and helps to kill off the fungus in your gut called Candida. Removing Candida will greatly help with cravings, inflammation, and give your good bacteria more space to populate your gut.

 

5. Eat more regularly from the following list of foods (even just small servings of them really do help):

 

  • Sauerkraut

  • Kimchi

  • Pickles

  • Tofu

  • Kefir yogurt

  • Kombucha

  • Apple cider vinegar

 

These steps are even more important if you have taken antibiotics in the past year and not done a probiotic treatment since.

Jun 19

Here's an example of a probiotic supplement you could try:

 

Hey Jeantelle - @jeantelle.greyling, thanks for your message! Wondering if this article helps with some practical steps to improving Gut Health. Would love to hear any follow up questions, if you have any?

"Regarding Gut health, there is a lot of information out there. But basically, what can we do to add good bacteria, what to avoid that kills good bacteria, what we can do to make our good bacteria happier and then what could we do to get rid of bad bacteria.

Great, thank you for this guidance.

 

When is the best time to take probiotics?

You're very welcome! In terms of taking probiotics, as mentioned, every 3-6 months for a period of two weeks and you would follow the directions on the packet. The Lifestream example above recommends 2 capsules daily after the main meal.

Great question Jeantelle and some great information back. Thanks for that guys!

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