What have you done for your gut lately?

kimchiWe all know how great a day it is when we feel a lightness and comfort in your gut. We also know how fleeting this feeling can be with one moment of weakness that throws us off-balance. There are a ton of things that can throw a wrench into that good feeling  – from the harmless gas from eating something that doesn’t agree with you to inflammation that inflicts suffering for days on end. It wasn’t until I became friends with my gut that I realized I was living with so much pain.

 The food that we eat can be a-holes. Nobody wants to admit it, but we regularly enjoy inflammatory foods we love that just don’t love us back. Fried foods and processed foods will cause the most damage. Wheat and dairy can also pose a challenge for many people. [Side note: I say many because not everyone is gluten or wheat intolerant, despite what it says on the internet]. Sugar is another big one and it’s dose dependent. A moderate amount of sugar is fine but the amount of sugar most people are now accustomed to eating is outrageous. These foods can cause inflammation and it’s also believed they can cause leaky gut which is believed to be when the intestine is damaged and allows undigested food and toxic wastes through the walls of the intestine. Continue reading “What have you done for your gut lately?”