July 5, 2023

Healthy Is Improving Your Gut Health

When you care for your gut, your brain and body thrive.

Your gut has its own nervous system, which produces over 90% of your serotonin and more than 50% of your dopamine (known for making you feel good). We’re focusing on simple tactics that will allow you to optimize this mind-gut connection and achieve your health and wellness goals.

Healthy Is Coloring Your Microbiome

Our microbiome is a diverse ecosystem of micro-bugs in our gut, each affecting and influencing different aspects of our bodies. This complex ecosystem requires a diverse palette in order to function optimally and ensure positive changes throughout your body. Consuming whole foods in a variety of colors gives your microbiome a boost. Try to consume something from each color below every day.

Healthy Is Minding Your Gut

Did you know the mood you are in when you eat can influence everything from how your body digests the food to the hormones you release? Your gut has its own nervous system, and its lining is stacked with endocrine (hormone-producing) cells.

Avoid eating while stressed by practicing gratitude, taking deep breaths, and slowing down to enjoy your meal. Take your time and enjoy eating again. As amazing as your gut is at turning food into energy, it only does so efficiently if you eat in a calm, non-stressed state.

Healthy Is More Fiber

Fiber slows the rate at which food enters your bloodstream and increases the speed at which food is processed through your digestive tract, keeping your blood sugar and cholesterol in balance and helping you eliminate toxins. Try to incorporate high-fiber fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts into your diet each day.

Progress over perfection.

Every little change helps! Pick one of these challenges to get started on, and add in more as you form new habits. Not sure what will make the biggest impact for you? Sign up for your next coaching session and our team of coaches will help.

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