I'm Sean Robertson, Lead Nutritionist here at WellMe.
Each week, I'll share with you some of the science behind Time Restricted Fasting (TRF). Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments below.
Digestion is no small process, yet we pass it off as something our body just does easily without thinking of the side effects. Make no mistake, just as a vehicle gets wear and tear from use and needs repair, so does your gut.
Luckily for us, we don't need to go to a mechanic for repairs, our gut heals itself. It just needs time. This is where TRF comes in; giving your gut time away from the wear and tear of digestion can repair the lining and replenish your cells back to full vitality.
This makes you better able to digest overall but also provides many benefits for the rest of the body.
Think of your gut as your engine, you need the engine to perform well for the rest of the vehicle (you) to function optimally. The digestion process is how we get the nutrients and energy into the body itself, but it is the time outside of digestion when we actually put those nutrients to use!
Changing your perspective around digestion is powerful in that it we understand our bodies better and how to take care of ourselves in practical simple ways.
So, give it a go! You'll be surprised at what improvements gut health will make to your everyday wellbeing.
Hot tip: You can have black coffee or herbal tea outside your eating window and still get >80% of the benefits of TRF
One benefit: Your gut bacterial colonies (microbiome) improve with TRF. Making your serotonin (happy hormone) increase and cytokines (depressive chemicals) decrease. Leaving you feeling awesome.
Did you know: TRF helps prevent acid reflux / heart burn.