Have you noticed digestive problems, bloating and fatigue? If so, it may be time to focus on healing your gut. See Beyond Shop’s Ion Gut Health products are here to help. Here are six of the best ways to get started:
1) Start with probiotics
Probiotics supplement the live beneficial bacteria in our guts. The key is to find a probiotic that has enough good bacteria to make a difference. Look for one that contains at least 10-20 billion CFUs (colony-forming units). Take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach when you can give it the support it needs to move through your system without interference from food or other supplements.
2) Include prebiotics
Prebiotics feed the active culture of probiotics, helping them to grow and thrive in your digestive system. They also stimulate helpful enzymes and hormones needed for digestion, absorption and regulation of nutrients. Foods such as onions, asparagus, garlic, chicory root and Jerusalem artichokes are all good sources of prebiotic fiber. Alternatively, prebiotic supplements can be taken alongside your daily dose of probiotic capsules as needed.
3) Reduce stress
Stress affects us more than we realize – including how well our digestive system works. Constant stress increases cortisol levels, suppressing the immune system and leading to inflammation throughout the body, including our gut lining. Without going into too much detail, it is important to note that reducing stress is essential for optimal gut health – this could mean taking up yoga or meditation practices or simply carving out time for yourself each day away from work or school commitments.
4) Avoid processed food/sugar/dairy/gluten
Processed foods contain preservatives that can trigger inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, leading to indigestion and imbalanced microbiome populations due to their lack of nutritional value compared to whole food sources such as vegetables and fruits, which are rich in fiber – both soluble and insoluble – which supports healthy digestion. In addition, processed foods tend to be high in sugar; overconsumption of added sugars has been linked to an increased risk of developing chronic diseases due to their inflammatory effects on the GI tract, while dairy products such as milk or cheese contain lactose; many adults cannot properly break down lactose, leading to uncomfortable symptoms associated with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Finally, gluten, found mainly in wheat-based products, is known to trigger intestinal inflammation in those with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, so avoidance should be encouraged if you experience related symptoms after eating wheat products.
5) Eat mindfully & chew thoroughly
Practicing mindful eating means bringing awareness back into meals by being aware of hunger cues before starting a meal, then taking your time while eating rather than being distracted by external devices etc., and finally focusing on chewing each bite thoroughly 30 times before swallowing, which promotes easy digestion without overloading our bodies! Eating mindfully can also help to improve overall eating habits as it allows us to tune into a higher level of satiety, thus reducing the chances of overeating due to poor judgment when distracted by external stimuli such as TV etc., thus providing better control over portion size selection!
6) Get enough sleep & exercise regularly
Sleep deprivation is detrimental to gut health as it disrupts circadian rhythms, affecting the secretion patterns of hormones needed to regulate metabolism, while exercise promotes circulation, ensuring lymphatic fluid flows efficiently, removing waste more quickly and thus preventing the build-up of constipating bowel waste, so regular exercise should be part of your daily routine! In addition, See Beyond Shop’s Ion Gut Health formula helps to reduce fatigue caused by environmental toxins, detoxify cells while restoring pH balance, help to restore a healthy gut flora population, and ultimately maximize nutrient absorption efficiency!
With these simple tips and tricks, you will soon feel healthier than ever! So remember to check out the See Beyond Shop’s Ion Gut Health range – specifically designed to optimize gut health quickly!