How to Repair Your Gut Microbiome

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The whispers of your gut are loud and clear – they hold the key to your overall well-being. But with a delicate ecosystem teeming with trillions of microbes, deciphering those whispers can feel like reading ancient runes. Fear not, I can help you translate! Let’s break down the “what to try” and “what to avoid” for a thriving gut, and I’ll show you how you can go from feeling sluggish and unwell to vibrant and healthy!

Try these types of food for improving your gut microbiome:

  • FIBER: Fruits, veggies, and whole grains – your gut bacteria do a victory dance over these prebiotic powerhouses. Think leafy greens, berries, apples, pears, oats, and quinoa. Expect better digestion, stronger immunity, and even a boosted mood!
  • GREENS: Arugula, radicchio, dandelion greens – don’t shy away from their bite! These bitter greens stimulate stomach acids, aiding digestion and nutrient absorption. They also fight inflammation, keeping your gut happy and healthy.
  • FERMENTED FOODS: Kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut.  Packed with probiotics (live, active bacteria), they directly populate your microbiome, aiding digestion, combating bad bacteria, and boosting overall gut health. Expect less bloating, clearer skin, and a stronger immune system.
  • HERBS: Ginger, peppermint, garlic – for the win! Ginger soothes nausea and discomfort, peppermint relaxes muscles and eases bloating, and garlic fights harmful bacteria. Expect smoother digestion, less bloating, and a natural defense against gut woes.

Avoid these foods for improving your gut microbiome:

  • PROCESSED: Ditch the packaged, sugary, and artificially-infused temptations. These processed foods feed bad bacteria, disrupt digestion, and trigger inflammation. Expect bloating, discomfort, and a weakened immune system.
  • FRIED: Say no to excessive frying! Trans fats upset the delicate gut balance and can lead to poor heart health. Expect discomfort, weakened digestion, and potential inflammatory issues.
  • ALCOHOL: While occasional moderation may be okay, excessive alcohol disrupts the microbiome by creating bacteria overgrowth. Expect digestive issues, weakened immunity, and potential inflammation.

Making simple changes to your nutritional intake can produce a remarkable transformation in your gut health. Imagine waking up without bloating, digestion running smoothly, your skin glowing, and your energy soaring. Imagine saying goodbye to discomfort and hello to a vibrant, healthy life. Let me guide you towards gut harmony.

Remember, the key to optimal health lies within your gut. Choose wisely, nourish the good, and set aside the triggers that disrupt your balance. If you are looking for ways to eat better, why not try naturopathic medicine and/ or acupuncture? I would love to talk more about your symptoms to see if we can get to the root cause and create a personalized plan for you. I offer a complimentary call for new patients. Contact me by calling 303-688-6698 or scheduling online.

CNMA is located in Castle Rock, Colorado, but serves the greater Denver Metro Area and Colorado Springs.

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