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HEAL THE GUT, HEAL THE SKIN


Table Of Contents

  • 6 signs of an unhealthy gut

  • What does the gut have to do with it?

  • What you should consume to support healthy digestion

  • What you should avoid eating to support healthy digestion

  • What to do if your gut flora is already imbalanced


6 SIGNS OF AN UNHEALTHY GUT


The first (1) sign of an unhealthy gut is pretty obvious it's gut issues. Bloating, abdominal pains, constipation, diarrhea, and gas. Although very common. I am here to tell you it is not something you should write off as being "normal". Your body is trying to tell you something and you shouldn't ignore it.


The second (2) sign of an unhealthy gut is experiencing brain fog. Ever wake up and just feel out of it, not like yourself. Almost as if you have woken up in a foreign space. Or maybe you have become very forgetful, loosing your thoughts mid conversation. Cannot remember where you placed those car keys you had 5 minutes ago. If you are overall healthy and under the age of 60 years of age this could be a indication of unhealthy gut.


Sign (3) Have your weight fluctuated as of lately? Are you loosing weight unintentionally? Have you suddenly packed on a few pounds and it's going to your stomach? If the answer was Yes to any of these questions, Keep reading!. An imbalanced gut flora or microbiome can change the way your body absorbs nutrients. Gut flora or microbiome consist of the vital good bacteria, yeast, and microorganisms that are responsible for healthy digestion. When those things are imbalanced this can effect how much weight you gain or lose.


The fourth (4) sign of an unhealthy gut is insomnia or fatigue. Always feeling tired, restless or sluggish? Can't get to sleep? Our gut naturally produces a hormone called serotonin which is the hormone responsible for sleep. It's vastly produced in the gut. When your gut flora is imbalanced with too much bad bacteria, bad fungi, and other disrupting factors it can begin to cause issues with sleep.


The fifth (5) sign of an unhealthy gut is skin irritation such as eczema, acne, psoriasis - an auto immune disease etc....Experiencing these symptoms is a indicator that you could have internal inflammation. Internal systemic inflammation all though is happening inside the body, begins to show on the outside.


The sixth (6) sign of an unhealthy gut is food intolerance. Food intolerance is a possibility if whenever you consume a food you become nauseous, bloated, constipated, or gassy. The most common intolerance is "gluten". Others are processed foods, high in sugar, grease, and dairy.




WHAT DOES THE GUT HAVE TO DO WITH IT?


What does the gut actually have to do with my skin, you ask? Lets chat!


The bottom line of living with an imbalanced gut flora affects your natural bodily functions internal and external.


Your gut main function is to break down the foods we eat and convert it into energy, Imagine eating 3 meals a day that your body cannot digest properly due to it being processed, fatty, high in sugar foods.

The food then sits in your stomach almost like a garbage disposal and begins to go bad causing a build up of toxins.

Those toxins has to escape somewhere and sometimes that somewhere appears on our skin as red, itchy, painful inflamed pimples.


So what now? You have tried every product on the market, gotten 30 facial treatments and yet you are still experiencing the worst breakout of your life with no resolve.


You know what you haven't tried? HEALING YOUR GUT! I'm sure you knew I would say that but it's true. Soooo what do you say? Will you keep reading to find out how you can heal your gut and your skin?




WHAT YOU SHOULD AVOID EATTING TO SUPPORT HEALTHY DIGESTION


Previously we discussed how important it is to eat a balanced diet to support healthy digestion.

Although a very cliché topic, most people are stuck on the "How I was raised" programming and aren't willing to change for the better. If you are reading right now that means that you are ready to take the next steps to a healthier mind and body.


Before I get into the logistics, I want to be completely transparent about my relationship with food. I have always had a bad relationship with food due to my upbringing. I overly consumed processed fast food, sugar, and dairy. During this time I was experiencing inflammation internally and externally. I had high blood pressure at only 21 years old, IBS, constipation, inflamed acne, imbalanced PH, body odor, and even severe hyperhidrosis.


It wasn't until my 15th visit to the doctor to treat yet another vaginal infection that I realized it was something going on with my body.

I began to study my body and soon learned that my diet was the cause of every unnatural ailment I was experiencing.


What did I do about it, you ask?

Well I started out by making those hard sacrifices and completely stopped or minimized the consumption of these few foods.

  • Red meat

  • Pork

  • Artificial sugars

  • Dairy

  • Processed fast food

Keep reading to find out everything I did to get my health back on track.





WHAT YOU SHOULD CONSUME TO SUPPORT HEALTHY DIGESTION


There has always been this big question mark surrounding diet and what you should or should not be eating. The term diet can be very misleading and scare most people off from wanting to feed their bodies the nutrients it needs to function efficiently.


Right here, right now is where we will debunk one myth about healthier eating Let's get into it!


The biggest misconception around healthier eating is that it's flavorless and it looks unappetizing. The best advice I can provide to you "our reader" is change of perspective. Switch your perspective on what healthy eating looks like for others and form your own ideal to fit your lifestyle.


You ate a medium well double cheeseburger with french fries on the side and now your bloated, gassy, fatigued with the it is. This is not normal symptoms of eating. Food consumption is supposed to provide your body with energy.


Eat to live instead of Living to eat!


Providing your body with enough dietary fiber filled food will include a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables. This in return will contribute to reducing or relieving the gastrointestinal symptoms we spoke about previously.


Below we have provided a few food options you can implement into your meals to better improve your digestion. Having a balanced diet is the most holistic approach in treating gastro symptoms. Everyone's body is different, play around with your food choices and find what works for you.


  • Apples

  • Pears

  • Strawberries

  • Raspberries

  • Blueberries

  • Blackberries

  • Beets

  • Bananas

  • Oats

  • Avocados

  • Asparagus

  • Artichokes

  • Kale

  • Chickpeas

  • Quinoa

  • Chia Seeds

  • Sweet Potatoes




WHAT TO DO IF YOUR GUT FLORA IS ALREADY IMBALANCED


Previously we discussed how important it is to eat a balanced diet to support healthy digestion.


Believe it or not your diet and gut health plays a huge roll in your mental health.


The moment you make a conscious decision to get healthy for you, Your entire world will change. No more brain fog and feeling out of it. No more depression and unexplained mood swings, the struggle and discomfort to make one bowel movement, the skin irritation and embarrassing flare up's. Your body and mind will finally be on one accord and this is coming from personal experience.


Here are the few things I did and have been proven to work for countless others.


1) Actually acknowledging that you have a unhealthy relationship with food and be willing to work towards the change.


2) Begin removing a problematic food from your diet one by one. Allow yourself 30 days in between each removal to acclimate your mind and body to that change. This isn't a race! Real change that will stick takes time.


3) Add in quality probiotic supplements to assist your gut in reenforcing the good bacteria. (ex. Advanced Naturals Ultimate FloraMax Adult Probiotic 50 billion CFU, Nordic Naturals Probiotic.)


4) Detox, juice cleanse. Years or months of unhealthy eating has caused a back up in the colon. You are literally full of s***. Clearing the path way is going to be a great start for you. If your experienced in detoxing maybe consider one of my favorite treatments Colon Hydrotherapy as an addition.


5) Get active, I know! a lot harder said than done but a change of perspective on what it means to move your body is the gold mine. Do it your way. Dancing, running, walking. Just sweat babe! Release those toxins through your pores. That is what they are here for. Absorbing and releasing.


6) Breath! take time to sit with yourself, meditate, speak affirmations into your body and mind. You got this!


Remember a change of perspective is key to accomplishing anything in life small or big.





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