Can you believe that 74% of Americans have Gastrointestinal Issues (like bloating, gas, abdominal pain, and diarrhea)? That’s a huge percentage! But then again considering our toxic foods, stress, processed food, and toxic environment, we really shouldn’t be surprised. Our gut health is a huge indication of our overall health. Our gut health builds our immune system and allows proper nutritional absorption. Plus, poor gut health is a precursor to future illnesses. Since it’s not the most pretty topic, most of us never share this with our doctor.
At Happy Food, gut health is a key topic. Our bowel movement and all of its details are super important. Get to know your gut, listen to it, and give it what it needs. Here are a few things to consider to get you started. If you have gut discomfort, make sure you give us a call.
- Sugar. The biggest offender. Sugar kills our gut flora and leads to all sort of gut inflammation.
- Processed Foods. Again, another offender since process foods are laden with sugar, sodium, and chemicals.
- Stress. Stress stems in our gut. Stress can wreck havoc in our whole body but most of us will feel a strong effect in our gut. Learn ways to reduce stress, relax, breathe, and re-frame.
- Sleep. So many Americans lack sleep. Our body needs sleep to reset, cleanse, and replenish. Sleep is an underestimated key to overall health and weight loss.
The top four factors are the main reasons my clients experience gut discomfort. Make those changes and you will feel so much better. Of course, it’s always easier said then done. Get support! Start eating home-cooked meals made from whole food ingredients and add some good probiotics. Exercise is also a great gut support.
Changing old habits isn’t easy. If there are changes you’d like to make in your stress level, eating habits, exercise, and overall health and happiness, start with a free health consultation at www.HappyFoodHealth.com or (619) 876-2655. See if this is the right match for you. I do things very differently to make health a natural lifestyle and this is not for everyone. Check out Yelp for other people’s opinion of Happy Food.
~ Samantha Hua, Nutrition & Holistic Health Coach, San Diego, CA