Have you been hearing more about gut health or the newly used term microbiome? We are actually more microbial than cellular. The digestive process is beautifully created and it is one you need to be more conscious of as you choose the foods you feed your body. Weightloss should never be the end goal. It is the side effect of truly caring for your body. Hippocrates knew the truth hundreds of years ago, that all disease starts in the gut. Disease does not happen overnight. It is a slow fade by allowing high sugar, high processed foods, stress, medications, and toxic household and beauty products into our home and into our body. Here are just a few signs to look for if you think your digestion needs attention and care.
- Throat and nose issues (clearing throat, runny nose, etc.)
- Mood swings
- Inflammation anywhere in the body
- Skin disorders anywhere on the body
- Negative reactions to food
- Hormone imbalances
The awesome thing to know is that you have to power to change and heal your body. Your body relies on proper enzymes and healthy microbes to work with pathogenic bacteria and to produce anti-bacterial cultures in order to strengthen the intestinal walls and to support our immune system.
One way you can support your bodies natural digestive process is to incorporate fermented foods at each meal. Foods like live unheated sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, or any other fermented food that has live active cultures. These foods are already being broken down by beneficial bacteria and enzymes that can support your body’s digestive process when consumed with a meal. The bacteria then colonizes in your intestines and supports the immune system and brain function. Learn more about this process and the relationship between a healthy gut, brain, and immune system at our first Folk School Class on September 28th.
If you are local and ready to take action on your health, I would love to walk beside you and teach you the simple process of fermentation. You will walk away knowing the importance of a healthy microbiome and a mason jar of your own homemade dilly greenbeans. Class size is small so register now.