Reboot the gut this January
This year's January reset is gut focused.
Did you know that a healthy gut impacts your mood, immune system, digestion and metabolic health?
And yes, popping a probiotic can be helpful in some cases, but it's not that simple. We need a variety of probiotic strands and we need to feed those good bacteria with a variety of fibers, including both soluble and insoluble fibers.
It's important to include fibers that will be broken down by the microbes and fermented, as these produce something called short chain fatty acids that provide all sorts of helpful roles in keeping us balanced, reduing cravings, boosting our immune system, strengthening the walls of the gut lining and even boosting energy and mitochondrial function.
That means lots of plants, fiber, fruits and vegetables across a diversity of plant foods, and avoiding those foods that can disrupt the delicate microbial balance, such as highly refined and fried foods.
On January 8, we'll take two weeks to focus on a gut reset- loading up on those foods that help boost a vibrant, diverse microbiome to support all facets of health and minimizing those that do not.
Interested in joining us? Find more info and registration here!
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