Gas can make you feel bloated, crampy, and lousy by day then disrupt sleep at night. So what’s going on in our bodies to create all that gas? And what can we do to minimize it? Here are a few tips for less gassy living
When our gut and digestion are on track, most of us feel pretty darn good. When they’re not, a range of gut troubles can make us feel miserable. Here’s some key intel on how you can start turning the health of your gut–home to roughly 70 percent of your immune system–around.
Constipation. It’s uncomfortable, unpleasant and disruptive. And much as we don’t want to talk about it, most of us are troubled by it at one point or another. Constipation is, for better or worse, your body’s way of telling you that you need to pay a little more attention to what you’re putting in it
If you are an avid Be Well follower, you should be aware by now of our firm belief that true health starts in the gut. A balanced gut keeps immunity up (especially during the winter months), helps to stabilize mood, and can help to ward off illnesses. Below are some of my favorite ingredients to include into a daily regimen loaded into a healing and balancing immunity boosting tonic smoothie.
Inside your belly is a thriving bacterial world, an eco-system commonly known as the ‘microbiome.’ It’s filled with bacteria – trillions of them, in fact – all going about their daily business of keeping you well. Without you’re being aware of it, they’re busily breaking down food; extracting nutrients; producing vitamins and brain chemicals; fending off microbial invaders; protecting you from disease; and performing hundreds of tasks essential to keeping your systems functioning optimally.
If you know me, you know that I believe the path to wellness is through the gut. My approach to the gut is straight-forward: one: heal it by feeding it the nutrients it needs to keep gut bacteria in balance. You’ll be rewarded with sustainable health, vitality and a lot less trouble with chronic health problems like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and even certain types of cancer. the benefits don’t stop there. There is growing evidence indicating that a healthy gut also plays an important role heart health, making optimal gut health a potential a heart-saver. So this month, while everyone is talking about heart health, consider a few ways you can do something about it – and it starts with your gut.
Healthy can be decadent and delicious all at the same time. Beat the bloated, groggy and grumpy feelings of overindulgence this season with this delicious and equally beneficial smoothie. You can have your egg nog AND drink it too with this probiotic-rich recipe.
Before winter rears its chilly head and the noses at your house start to run, the time to fortify your immune system for the onslaught is now! One of the best ways to take on the season is with a strong gut, which is the cornerstone of your immune system. Your gut is home to trillions of beneficial bacteria that help keep immunity strong, plus trillions of not-so beneficial bacteria that need to be kept in line – in sum, your ‘microbiome.’
A staple of the human diet for thousands of years, bone broth is enjoying a resurgence of interest due to its powerful health benefits. Bone broth is easy to incorporate in your diet as a base for soups, stews and legumes. Follow our recipe below to make your own fortifying and replenishing broth.
This is not your grandma’s arthritis anymore. To heal arthritis we look to where inflammation begins, we find that most chronic arthritis conditions have common root causes, like poor food choices, stress, and gut imbalances.