Great work - Your gut looks pretty healthy!
BUT, AS WE ARE ONLY HUMAN & SOMETIMES ITS NOT ALL RAINBOWS & BUTTERFLIES (OR PAIN-FREE PERIODS & PERFECT POO’S), HERE IS YOUR A-Z ON GUT HEALTH…
WHY AM I BLOATED?
The most common food’s that cause bloating as high fiber foods (such as lentils, onion’s and garlic) as well as, gluten and dairy. When they are not digested properly they can cause inflammation or excessive gas production which leads to abdominal discomfort.
I chat all things bloating on Episode #7 of the Empowered Hormone Podcast.
HEALTHY POO HABITS
You should be passing 1-3 formed bowel movements every day AND you should pass them easily, without the need to strain.
HOW HIGH IS YOUR FIBRE INTAKE
The fiber you consume literally feed your microbes and without it they will perish. Your good gut flora feeds on foods like: Fruit, vegetables (especially onion, garlic, asparagus), nuts, seeds and legumes.
WHAT’S THE GO WITH ANTIBIOTICS?
Antibiotic intake is important to assess because each course you have will add to the damage that is incurred by your microbiome.
DID YOU KNOW – It can take your gut 1-2 years to restore good bacterial balance after a course of antibiotics.
STRESS AND YOUR GUT HEALTH?
Stress impact’s your digestion (slowing it down), and can also alter your microbiome – So make sure you are taking time out to do the things you love
Jump to your emails (check your junk or spam) and open the delicious recipe I have sent you! Promise me you will give it a shot – Remember your gut microbes (aka the KEY to happy hormones, clear skin, pain free periods & endless energy) will thankyou!