What Else Can I Do to Help my Gut?
A happy intestinal tract will manage keep your digestion and elimination moving along nicely, but if you struggle with your gut health you’re not alone.
You might have gone for years happily eating all things gluten and dairy, and then started to notice a change in the way your body is responding to them. Or maybe you’ve become accustomed to pooping every 3-7 days, passing wind perpetually, or feel bloated and tired after meals - because it’s been going on for so long it’s now your “norm”. If you’re challenged with these and other problems like irregular or perpetual bowel emptying, or daily digestive discomfort, they’re indicators that your gut needs some extra TLC.
Digestive problems can be stressful, and sometimes it’s hard to know which started first - your stress or your tummy problems! And, annoyingly, stomach disturbances caused by stressed can create more stress. Ongoing and intensive stress affects not just energy, mood, and happiness, but also your ability to digest and can cause you to miss out on all your nutrients.
Your gastrointestinal tract is a highly efficient machine, working day and night to make sure you get the best from your food while removing your waste, and it’s your diet and lifestyle that influence how well it works. Common instigators that disrupt your ability to digest food, and extract and absorb nutrients can include:
- irregular eating
- eating too quickly
- lack of fibre in meals
- eating highly refined, fatty, sugary foods
- poor sleep
- emotional disturbances
- physical pain
- lack of exercise
- poor oral hygiene
- unexplained weight gain
- some medications
You might have started to notice other signs of an unhappy gut, like:
- bad breath
- tiredness and low energy, even after meals
- brain fog
- poor focus and concentration
- tightness or fullness at your waistline
- Interrupted sleep
Depending on the cause of your discomfort, we’ve got some ideas that might help you to get a handle on things:
- Invest your time in practices that help you think and feel differently about stress.
- Take up meditation – try body scanning or mindfulness practices
- Exercise – movement can help your intestines to move food through better
- Find ways to eliminate or reduce your stress – can you ask for help?
- Take up mindfulness breathing exercises
- Avoid foods that you know don’t agree with you
Foods to avoid:
- Soda and energy drinks
- Sugary foods
- Fast food and takeaways
- Gluten from wheat, barley, rye, and oat flour
- Processed foods, including processed or preserved meats
- Coffee and alcohol
Your gut is home to 300-500 different species of both good and bad bacteria, otherwise known as microbes, that play a big part in protecting you from unwanted bacteria, parasites, and infections. They also play an important role in helping you digest, and rely on you to send wholesome food that’s rich in fibre and nutrients their way to keep your digestion happy and healthy.
For relief from ongoing digestive discomfort, we’ve got a great trio of products that will not only help to soothe your gut, but will also support the growth of beneficial bacteria, and give you added fibre and digestive support.
With our Advanced Gut Wellness Pack, you can start to address these challenges with targeted formulas to provide the support you need for more regularity and comfort.
How does it work?
Our Advanced Support for Gut Wellness Pack combines 4 highly effective supplements for greater everyday comfort and regularity: Probiotics to promote healthy gut flora, Fibre and Enzymes to support regularity and digestion, Aloe Vera to soothe the stomach and intestines, and Gut Soothe for optimal digestive function.
Probiotics: Our Probiotics (with 14 unique probiotic strains - much more than other probiotic supplements!) is able to colonise the entire gastrointestinal tract to promote daily digestive health, supporting immunity and vitamin production. They're also micro-encapsulated, so they'll remain stable in the acidic conditions of the stomach and be more effective, plus they don't need to be refrigerated!
Digestive Enzymes+: Digestive Enzymes+ are capsules containing a broad combination blend of vegetarian enzymes specially designed to aid digestion of food. Taking these on a daily basis will assist the healthy functioning of your digestive system, improve the absorption of beneficial nutrients in the food that you consume, and replace enzymes that have been lost in cooking. Your body will be supported in its digestion efforts and your digestive issues will be a thing of the past.
Aloe Vera: Our Aloe Vera capsules soothe the lining of the stomach and intestines to support smooth and natural digestion. Aloe Vera is organically grown in mineral-rich volcanic soil and sustainably harvested by hand. Each capsule contains premium quality Aloe Vera powder from the “inner gel” of the freshly cut Aloe Vera plant.
Gut Soothe: Gut Soothe is a great tasting, comprehensive gut health formula that provides a powerful combination of key natural ingredients for optimal digestive function. The probiotics and prebiotics work together to restore gut flora balance while the Aloe Vera, Liquorice and Slippery Elm help soothe the lining of the gut.