As a Celiac, I live with the daily possibility of digestive issues from achy pains and bloating to constipation or diarrhea (yes I said it). I also know what it’s like to have a build up of stress that leads to irritability in the gut. In fact, stress management is one the big parts of my Love Your Gut presentation. But I know we can’t
To keep your digestive system humming smoothly, there are three main strategies that you can follow:
- Adding probiotics to your diet to build healthy gut flora
- Eat alkalinizing foods to balance your blood pH
Removing toxins from the digestive tract, especially the colon, can facilitate digestion, absorption, nutrient assimilation and elimination. Detox can double up as elimination diet which we cover in my Seasonal Clean Eating Cleanses and during which you eliminate certain foods from your diet and add them back in after a week or two, one by one, to see if you are allergic to certain foods – some of these sensitivities can irritate and damage intestinal linings, causing leaky gut syndromes or other digestive ailments.
While there’s many different ways to safely and naturally detox your body, here are a few examples of cleansing and detox protocols:
- Fruits and Vegetable Cleansing
- Metabolic Cleansing
- Vitamin C Flush
These protocols should be conducted with the supervision of a wellness professional to ensure safety and efficacy.
At home, you can try carrot and apple juice (aids colon detox), or starting your day with a cup of warm water with juice of half a lemon first thing in the morning on an empty stomach (supports liver).
Healthy Gut Flora
Add foods that are rich in probiotics into your diet, namely cultured and fermented foods, examples include:
- Yogurt and kefir
Alkalinizing blood pH
Create an alkaline internal environment – it is particularly great for facilitating elimination:
- “Green juice” made from algae, spirulina, leafy greens etc. (You can get them in powder form in canisters or packets)
- Lemon juice in warm water, most effective when taken in the morning on an empty stomach
- Fruits and vegetables – besides the alkalinizing properties, the fiber can aid elimination while the enzyme from raw fruits and vegetables can aid digestion and absorption.
I want to introduce you to my Fall Cleanse Eating Cleanse. This is the only time I’ll be running the group cleanse program this Fall and having a supportive team is one of the biggest opportunities for support and motivation during a program like this.
Registration opens October 28th at 8am EST closes November 4th at 2pm EST.
If you need a reminder of what you will learn and what you will get click here to read it here. You can also register directly from that page.
If you have any questions, contact us now and someone from my team will get back to you asap.
I look forward to seeing you in our Private Fall Clean Eating Cleanse Facebook Group!