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I have a Gut Feeling. Gut Health

Good gut bacteria… as our knowledge is today, their job is to do the following:

1. Help with immunity and protection

2. Make B Vitamins and Vitamin K

3. Influence on production of our neurotransmitters like Serotonin

4. Digestion and absorption of nutrients

5. Protection of the epithelial lining of the GUT

6. Enhance communication with cells

7. Correct food choices

8. Protection from heavy metals

9. Protection from harmful bacteria, parasites and virus’s

10. Brain and mental health (GUT – Brain Axis)

11. Physical health and prevention of disease

12. The conversion of sugars into aromatic amino acids and fatty acids

What Else Can Help?

A diet rich in fresh, seasonal foods free from pesticides and herbicides Movement Sunlight Good quality sleep Avoidance of manipulated, packaged and refined foods filled with harmful ingredients and chemicals Stress management

Start reducing your intake of substances that alter the gut flora (such as chlorinated water, antibiotics, medications, pesticides, herbicides, alcohol, the contraceptive pill and inflammatory, processed and refined foods). Eat a wide range of fresh, seasonal and spray free organic fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, eggs, seafood and meat. Get at least 15-20 minutes of sunshine, movement and time spent in nature to boost Vitamin D levels, increase gut diversity, reduce stress levels and boost immunity. Stop being a clean freak and allow yourself to eat a carrot straight from the (organic) garden, play with your animals, do some gardening without gloves and open your windows. Bacteria are everywhere. Begin to introduce small amounts of resistance starch (RS) to your diet as our bacteria feed on this. RS consumption leads to an increase in beneficial bacteria and a reduction in pathogenic bacteria. Begin eating cooked and cooled organic white rice or plantains fried in ghee or coconut oil. Begin to add the Changing Habits All Natural Probiotics into your diet in small doses daily. Increasing the amount of probioitic foods into your daily diet (such as onion, garlic, leek, sweet potato, plantains and asparagus) Increase the amount of probiotic rich foods into your diet (such as homemade yoghurt, kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut and other cultured vegetables and dairy). Changing Habits Hunter Gatherer Protocol to help get you on track to cleansing, nourishing and healing your body.

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