In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at 3 things you can do to improve your gut health.
The fact is, your gut health is important to your overall health.
More than two thirds of your immune system is found within your gut. This is where microbiome, or your body’s healthy bacteria are found and function to help your body with many functions such as digesting your food, the ability to think clearly and even maintaining a healthy weight.
Your microbiome is found in your gut and other openings of your body such as your mouth, your genitals, and your nose.
When your gut microbiome is balanced, you stay healthy, and are in a good mood and have a lot of energy.
When your gut bacteria or microbiome is out of balance, you experience health issues, weight gain, diabetes, brain fog, and cancer.
The great news is that you have the opportunity to change your gut microbiome because these particular bacteria only have a lifespan of 20 minutes.
So you have the opportunity every time you eat to begin to change the population of your gut microbiome.
Here are 3 things you can do today to improve your gut bacteria or microbiome:
1. Eat the Right Foods.
Remove the sugar and processed foods from your diet.
Get your carbohydrates from vegetables and low-sugar fruits.
Include fermented foods in your diet like sauerkraut, pickles,
kimchi, kefir, non-processed yogurt, and kombucha.
2. Take a High-Quality Probiotic.
Probiotics help maintain your gut’s ecosystem
3. Stay Calm.
If your microbiome is out of balance, you may feel anxious, depressed, or tired.
The key is to keep supporting your microbiome with healthy food and lifestyle choices.
Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.