1) Food is always first!
Having a wide diversity of food in your diet, especially high-fiber fruits and vegetables, leads to greater diversity of microflora in your GI tract. And, whenever possible choose organic foods.
Be sure to include probiotic-rich foods such as kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, low sugar yogurt and fermented soy.
3) Take It Up A Notch
You can also try eating more prebiotic foods such as oats, onions, garlic, leeks, asparagus, artichokes, soybeans and whole grains - to promote the growth of healthy microflora. Think of prebiotics as "food" for probiotics.
- 4) Be bold and give these yummy and good-for-your-gut recipes a try! Sauerkraut: Your gut's new favorite condiment > Savory yogurt bowls to delight your gut >
Things to avoid:
- Glyphosate – a chemical in Monsanto’s signature herbicide, Roundup. Yes, weed killer. Commonly used as a dessicant to speed up the drying process on crops, there’s a chance this weed killer is in the food you and your family eat every day. As a premium vitamin and supplement company that uses real food in its ingredients, we are proud to be the first supplement company to have our entire brand certified Glyphosate Residue Free!
- Sugar – known to negatively alter your gut flora and contribute to inflammation in the body.* So do your best to limit foods with added sugars.
- Antibiotics – can be unavoidable if you are sick and need to take them, so when you are prescribed antibiotics, make sure to restore the balance to your gut with extra probiotics and fermented foods and beverages.
BreathingA stress free lifestyle...begins with breathing. Yes, breathing...have you ever tried the 4-7-8 exercise? Watch our Chief Medical Advisor Tieraona Low Dog, MD demonstrate:
- Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four
- Hold your breath for a count of seven
- Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
- Inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.
MovementMovement is helpful in addressing uncomfortable GI symptoms such as gas, bloating, and indigestion* Try these simple yoga poses to get your insides flowing:
Cat-Cow (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana) Helps to massage your organs as you alternately compress and lengthen the intestines, bringing fresh blood to the epithelial cells, which are responsible for healthy gut function.
Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) Use this Downward Dog to take deep breaths into your belly, pulling the navel up and in toward the back of your heart each time you exhale to nourish your intestines.
SleepCatch some Zzzzs You need a good night’s sleep to maintain optimal gut flora. Lack of sleep limits bacteria diversity. Check out this sleep study to learn more!
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Glyphosate, a commonly used herbicide, kills more than just weeds. It also kills the soil, and disrupts your gut health. That's why we're working to revolutionize our farming system and secure a sustainable, glyphosate-free future.
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