Hate to break it to you, but only about half of your body is actually yours. It’s true — scientists estimate that only half of the human body is actually made up of human cells. The rest are cells of our microbial communities.
It’s pretty easy these days to get into the habit of self diagnosis. In part, we’re taking control of our health, seeking information from a variety of sources, in an effort to become an active participant in our solution. But at the same time, there’s a glut of information out there – and without the right tools of discernment, it’s tricky to sift fiction from fact, and to know what of all that information is relevant to us.
Ever feel like you just need a reset button for your body? Life itself takes a toll on our bodies, especially our gut. Daily stressors, lack of sleep, and processed food are three big factors that influence our gut health — and we encounter these things daily.
You probably know that you need good bacteria in your gut to fend off discomfort and disease. Probiotic supplements packed with beneficial bacteria line the shelves at supermarkets and health food stores, and you would be hard-pressed to find a health publication that hasn’t covered the role of gut bacteria in human health.
When you think about gut health, you might think in terms of “this food is good” and “this food is bad.” While there are entire food groups that can be good or bad for your gut, you can break it down even further into individual ingredients, like herbs and spices. Here are 10 herbs and spices with microbiome-healing powers — try adding these to your next breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
You can support your gut health in many ways: Get enough sleep, drink enough water, manage your stress levels, take a probiotic… But the unfaltering number-one best way to support your gut health is to eat well, which means steering clear of foods that throw your microbiome off-kilter. Here are 10 foods thought to damage or disrupt your gut microbiome.
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Probiotics and prebiotics support the body in achieving and maintaining a healthy microbiome ecosystem of bacteria, fungi, and other microbial communities that live in the gut. Foods that naturally contain them have risen to superfood status — and appropriately so. Both are critical for keeping your gut in prime condition.
Forget creams, moisturizers, oils, and hydrators. What you need is a gut-friendly diet. Though topical skin treatments are helpful — and we won’t argue that it just feels nice to use them — a glowing complexion starts from the inside out.
You needn’t be a scientific scholar to know that maintaining a healthy gut microbiome is one of they keys to vibrant overall health and wellbeing. A diverse and balanced gut supports everything from optimal digestion to glowing skin to a strong immune system. But more recently, science says that a healthy microbiome is actually key to a healthy, happy brain, too.