Quick Tips That Help You Improve Gut Health Fast

Since scientists found that the gut functions as a second brain, there’s been a considerable push toward getting guts tamed. Without a proper balance of the ecosystem that exists there, it leads to countless problems that go well beyond the ordinary everyday ailments.

Your gut has good and bad bacteria, and it’s essential to get the good bacteria in balance so that you don’t experience any painful or uncomfortable side effects. Stress and lack of sleep also make for trouble in the gut, but there are some simple tips you can follow to help improve your gut health day by day.

– Go whole, unprocessed, and unrefined
Start by making most of your plate — fill it with colorful vegetables and plant-based ingredients. These high-fiber foods are among the best to nourish your good gut bacteria, and this is a step you can take with each meal you eat.

– Munch on more fat
Good fat, that is! Things that have omega-3 and monounsaturated fats help reduce inflammation so that healthy bacteria can grow in numbers. Think high-quality extra virgin olive oil and avocados.

– Round out your nutrients with supplements
Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of your diet and gut health. Some people turn their nose up at fish, while others have dietary restrictions. If that sounds like you, make sure you get the things you need via high-quality supplements. They come from wild-caught fish, but if you’re not eating it for whatever reason, you should find a supplement that ensures you get it. Ask your doctor for a high-quality brand recommendation.

– Start craving coconut
Coconut oil and coconut butter both contain MCT oils that help fight inflammation and can be beneficial in losing weight. These are easy to add to nearly any recipe without changing the flavor, so make these a part of your daily routine as often as possible.

– Get rid of bad fats
While good fats help your gut health, the bad fats are doing harm. Ditch the vegetable oils high in Omega-6 fatty acids, and swap them out for the good stuff with coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil. This simple switch reaps noticeable benefits.

– Make more room for fiber
Fiber makes you feel fuller longer, and also gives your gut prebiotics, which helps feed that good bacteria. Go for more nuts and seeds, and you’ll be on the right path.

– Fall in love with fermented foods
Koreans eat kimchi with every meal. If you can’t stand the spice, go for sauerkraut, miso, or tempeh to help get your good bacteria in your gut multiplying.

It’s important to note that you won’t suddenly get rid of any gut issues you have, but if you begin by taking daily steps toward a healthier gut, you will surely enhance your well-being along the way. Be sure to get with your doctor to monitor any health conditions you have and get in the best health of your life with a little help from your gut!

As spring is approaching, it’s time to revive those house plants that may have been wilting during the winter months.

House plants help purify the air you breathe, give a homey feel of bringing the outside in, and helps add pops of color throughout your home. Be careful to research each plant if you have animals, so you don’t have anything toxic to your furbabies around the house.

A few easy to manage house plants are:

  • Spider plant
  • Fiddle leaf fern
  • Chinese Money Plant
  • English Ivy
  • Rubber plant
  • Philodendron

 

Tell me, do you have a green thumb?

I want to give you permission to be kind to yourself and take baby steps.

If you’re like me, you’ve likely often felt the pressure to change everything at once and to do it perfectly.

But that’s not reality, and that’s probably holding you back.

I’d love to help you feel confident about making one SMALL change.

Focus on making that small change into your everyday routine.

And when it feels like second nature, move on to the next small change.

This helps make it stick – once and for all.

 

What small change do you feel the need to make first?

Stress is an interesting thing. Every single person deals with it, and we all need different tips and strategies to manage it. We’re unique, and our needs are unique. Therefore, it can take a while and a lot of trial and error to figure out what works best when it comes to managing our stress.

A few tips you may not have tried yet include:

  • adaptogens
  • downloading a daily meditation app
  • essential oils

What works best for you?