How to heal the gut holistically to live a happier and healthier life.

The gut and health is a very complex topic because there is so much to know about the microbiome.

The purpose of this blog post is to simplify it.

To give you attainable suggestions in order to improve the health of your gut. If you are already pretty healthy, then these suggestions are preventative to keep it healthy long-term.

The tools in the toolbox to always keep coming back to.

The gut is known to be the epi-center of overall wellbeing.

What is the gut exactly?

It is your GI system (gastrointestinal). Which is responsible for digesting food, absorbing nutrients and getting rid of the waste.

Think of the stomach, intestines and colon.

70-80% of the immune system cells are in the gut.

The gut is also connected to your brain because it is central to the nervous system. The nerves in your gut communicate with your brain.

Hippocrates, who is the father of modern medicine, believed that all diseases begin in the gut.

Evidence now shows that not all disease begin in the gut, but many metabolic diseases do.

Metabolic disease such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Leaky gut

You probably have heard of leaky gut since it has become a big buzzword as of late.

Leaky gut describes an unhealthy intestinal gut lining with holes that allow food, toxins and other things to break through to the tissue beneath which can trigger inflammation.

Leaky gut shows up as aches, pain, bloating, gas, skin issues, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, mood swings and much more.

Signs that your gut might need some love



Burping and bloating

Bad breath

Food intolerance

Leaky gut symptoms

Hormonal imbalances

Weight changes

Abdominal pain and aches

How to heal the gut holistically

Every situation is different but these are the main ways to stay healthy and to heal/keep a healthy gut holistically:

  1. Eat lots of fiber: Aim for 50 grams. That means lots of fruits, vegetables, beans, lentils, seeds, whole grains. Most Americans are only getting 15 grams a day. This will help with constipation and regularity SO much.
  2. Exercise: Honestly, there is nothing exercise won’t do. Move, move, move. Don’t fall for the trap of living a sedentary life. Strive for consistency over motivation. Motivation will never get you there. 150 minutes minimum a week.
  3. Fermented foods and pre- and probiotics
  4. Spices such as turmeric, ginger, pepper, garlic, onion, cinnamon
  5. Reduce stress: meditation and going out in nature. Taking a break from your phone
  6. Sleep: 7-9 hours a night
  7. Reduce ultra-processed foods, sugar, alcohol
  8. Eliminate tobacco use

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Until next time.


Alejandra at Living Well Co.

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