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
Recently, fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi have been making news, even though they are, in fact, anything but new – fermented foods have been around for thousands of years. For people living without modern medicine and refrigeration, fermentation has always been not only a simple means of food preservation, but also a way to imbue foods with health-promoting properties, an essential tool for maintaining the gut health.
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.
Every time I see the ads, the ones with a man standing on his front lawn, proudly holding a gallon of Roundup and smiling triumphantly at his weed-free lawn, it makes my blood boil. Roundup, whose primary active ingredient is glyphosate, is a potent, broad-spectrum herbicide, an extremely dangerous toxin and of all things, an antibiotic, which, in the four decades since its invention, has left behind a global wake of illness and ecological destruction.
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.
It’s true what they say – true beauty comes from within. However, what the proverbial they failed to mention is that real beauty starts in the gut…
Collagen is the most abundant form of protein in our bodies, responsible for the elasticity in our skin, hair, and nails, important for its healing gut benefits, and ease of mobility in our joints and muscles. As we age its production slows, making it that much more important (and desirable) to supplement – but we are no longer limited to bone broth.