There are many different reasons that show why gut health is so important. Our gut has many microbes within it, including bad bacteria and these microbes are extremely powerful. They help to produce vitamins and hormones and also send signals to our brain. If you have an unhealthy gut, you may experience things such as constipation as well as diarrhea and cramps. To help your gut, try to eat a variety of plant based foods and also improve the quality of your sleep to help ease on stress.
- Dr Megan Rossi advocates a diet of delicious diversity as a way to nourish gut microbes.
- Rossi recommends avoiding restrictive diets and detoxes, and feels carbohydrates get a bad rap.
- Better sleep and meditation can reduce stress and thereby improve gut health.
“Firstly, all of us have trillions of microbes (including bacteria) living in the lower part of our gut, called our gut microbiota, or what I like to call our GM.”