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4 ways to optimize your GUT (Part 4) - 4R's to optimizing Digestion

health nutrition Sep 14, 2018

What are the 4R’s to optimizing your digestion?


Well, that’s what we’re going to talk about today.


So far this week we have been quoting excerpts from our free downloadable e-book Gut Matters that is available now and you can get your own copy. We’ve talked about the gut brain connection, what microbiomes are, and in our last episode we talked about the 6 factors that influences inflammation inside our gut, and we also talked about what leaky gut is.


Today, we’re going to talk about the 4 ways to optimizing your digestion. Because, after all, what’s the point of knowing all this about your gut if you are not going to do something to improve your gut health right?


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So here it is.



The #1 thing that you got to do for a healthier gut is to REMOVE inflammatory substances from your diet. I’m talking about refined sugars, alcohol, processed foods, genetically modified foods, food coloring, food additives, and preservatives. All these things cause inflammation in your body and are very harmful to your gut health.



The next thing you need to do once you’ve removed the bad stuff from your daily routine is to REPLACE them with nutrient dense food and high quality supplementation. We also recommend that you replace the highly toxic skincare products to something that is preservative free. Rather than drinking sugary beverages such as sodas, replace them with clean water.





Now that you have removed and replaced your diet, the next R is to REINOCULATE. What that means is to put healthy probiotics and prebiotics back into your gut. You can get probiotics either from a high quality supplementation, or from foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut or other fermented foods. You can get prebiotics from food such as raw garlic, raw leeks, raw or cooked onions, raw asparagus, raw bananas, or cabbage.




The last R refers to RESET. And what we mean is to reset your lifestyle. Everything we talked about will not help you get healthy unless you actually incorporate them into your life and let it become your lifestyle. Eat clean foods, exercise regularly, take high quality vitamins, improve your sleep, drink clean water, use healthy skincare products, reduce environmental toxins, live mindfully and reduce stress. All these things should be built into your lifestyle. It should become so natural to you that you don’t even need to think about it. That’s how you will become healthy naturally and stay healthy for a long time.


You got this. Here’s what we recommend that you do now. In order for you to take control of your own health, for the benefit of yourself and also for your family, download and read the Gut Matters book and share it with all your friends and family. Because, really, everyone can get a little healthier than they are now.


There is a lot of information in the book so keep it handy. But for now, make a list of 3 specific actions that you are going to start doing today that will make a positive impact to your gut health. This may be as simple as drinking more water instead of soda, or an evening walk with your husband or wife to exercise and to get closer to each other.


Put these 3 things in your reminders on your phone so that every day, you will be reminded to keep doing these 3 things. And then as you get used to your new habits, start adding more new habits into your lifestyle. And that’s how you can develop a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.


We hope you like this series on gut health and definitely reach out to us if you have any comments or questions.


Until next time, love what you live, and live what you love.


To revisit Part 1 in this GUT series, here's the link

To revisit Part 2 in this GUT series, here's the link

 To revisit Part 3 in this GUT series, here's the link


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