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SecretWeapon 1
My secret weapon for lifelong gut health.

The one thing you can do today that will benefit your health for life is a no brainer but it truly is my secret weapon to health. You move out of home and you try and do the right thing by getting you 2+5 a day, but let’s face it.. It doesn’t always happen, does it? I always knew veggies were super important but I never really made sure I was getting 5 serves and I sure as hell didn’t eat them throughout the day, dinner was my only way to cram my veggies in. Just like (the old) me, most people only eat their veggies at dinner and this lack of veggies could be the single reason you can rattle off 5 (gut related) symptoms that haunt you on a daily basis. I’m talking about the little minor symptoms like bloating, gas, constipation, headaches, bad skin, anxiety… you might not even recognize these to be a symptom of ill health in the making. Or even symptoms associated with poor gut health. We all try and eat our veggies because they are healthy right? But if you break it down and look at the nitty gritty you will be astonished to learn...

3ThingsImLoving1
3 things my gut is loving right now.

  Chia seeds, Psyllium husks + Slippery elm (OH MY)! You gut is constantly repairing its lining and this is the very thing that protects you from the outside world such as toxins and parasites. This very thin layer is only ONE layer of cells thick… it is delicate and needs a little help to stay in good nick. If you suffer from leaky gut then you need these 3 little gems in your life NOW. My gut is loving chia, psyllium and slippery elm right now and they are things that you can find in your local supermarket (if they have a good health food section) and/or a chemist (or health food store). CHIA SEEDS: are one of my favourite foods. They are loaded with omega3, protein, vitamins, minerals and they are a great source of fiber. When added to liquid (water) they swell up and have a jelly like outer layer which slides right through your digestive tract with ease. This jelly like outer layer is due to the soluble fiber present in the seeds and acts as a prebiotic food for your gut bugs, feeding them and keeping them fit and healthy. One serve provides your recommended daily intake of fiber....

CONSTIPATION
Why you should be proud of your toilet time.

  We are going to talk dirty. Hope that’s ok. If you have met me you will know im not a shy person. But I apologise in advance if this topic offends or embarrasses you?     Going to the toilet should not be a strain, it should be a pleasurable experience a couple of times a day. Your body is amazing because it tells you when it is not happy or when things are not working properly. We just need to learn how to read the signs. Constipation is considered to be one of the western worlds biggest indicators of ill health. It’s a sign or symptom that something is not working and like so many things in the western world we tend not to take them seriously or go grab a pill to “fix” the problem rather than get to the root cause for the initial issue. When we eat we should pass the excess waste (your poop) after each meal, 2-3 times a day. (I can tell now you are counting how many times you have gone or not gone today, if at all). If you do not go at least ONCE per day you are constipated! End of story...