Lesson 2: Healthy Gut Lifestyle Tips

Healthy Gut lifestyle tips

  • Water speeds up your metabolism rate and helps regulate your appetite.
  • Water helps in maintaining the balance of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal system.
  • Water plays an essential role in the development of the mucus layer on the intestinal walls which helps food move more smoothly down the gut.
  • Water is also good for the cleansing of the colon.
  • Water helps prevent complications such as constipation, stomach ulcers, colitis, gingivitis, among other gastrointestinal and oral complications. 

reduce your exposure to toxins

The presence of toxins in your gut could result in disruption the ecosystem of your gut. This may lead to problems such as gut inflammation, improper digestion and increased gut permeability. You may also experience symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gut pain and chronic complications such as IBS. Eating organic foods goes a long way in reducing the number of toxins that get into your body. Organic foods also play an important role in enhancing your body’s ability to detoxify.

poop daily

Eliminating on a regular schedule is an indication of a healthy digestive system. Whenever you poop, it should also feel complete pooping at least once a day is a good sign. If you fail to poop at least once a day or poop less than 2-3 times a week, you may be constipated.

don't overindulge

Overindulging in sugar, processed foods, and alcohol can lead to inflammation in your gut. Chronic inflammation is the underlying cause of many health complications, including constipation, weight gain, and leaky gut (permeable gut). The key is to understand the difference between ‘staples’ and ‘indulgences. An occasional indulgence is fine – but these foods should not be staples in your diet.

eat gut healthy foods

Eating for gut health means eating the right foods to prevent common gut problems like constipation, inflammation, and gut dysbiosis. Dysbiosis occurs when the bacteria in your gut is out of whack. Maintaining the right balance between good and bad bacteria helps you improve digestion, balance weight, boost moods, and have glowing and healthy skin.

exercise Regularly

Regular exercise is beneficial to both your health and your digestive health. It works by boosting the general well-being of the gut and by balancing the gut microbiome. Exercise also helps you avoid gut problems such as constipation. Constipation sets you up for more serious problems such as LIBO (large intestine bacterial overgrowth) or SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth).

sleep well

Quality of sleep and gut health are interconnected. Poor sleep harms your gut health. Sleep deprivation leads to the death of certain bacteria, while others increase. This results in a shift in the delicate balance of bacteria in your gut. This imbalance will then lead to a host of other issues, including weight gain, heartburn, changes in your metabolism rate, and other long-term effects.

manage stress

Stress is responsible for causing several gastrointestinal complications such as loss of appetite, bloating, cramping, and inflammation. It increases your heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, and blood cholesterol. This, in turn, leads to an increase of acids in your stomach, causing indigestion, diarrhea or constipation, and nausea.