Happy Gut Bacteria, Happier You…
Did you know that friendly gut bacteria are very sensitive to noise and stress?
Stroud based Aloha Therapies offers Lomilomi and Reflexology, to support deep relaxation and digestive health. Lomilomi includes a luxurious stomach massage and reflexology targets all areas implicated in digestion to move stagnant energy and crate optimal conditions for health.
95% of serotonin, nicknamed the happy chemical is produced in the gut and 70 to 80% of your immune system is found in your gut, therefore the state of our gut bacteria or microbiome has an impact on all aspects of our health, emotional and physical… Sensible then, even essential to keep our guts populated with friendly bacteria…..
There is a lot of conflicting and confusing information around currently about diet from keto to paleo to vegan, though they all agree that sugar/sucrose is toxic to the body and should be used sparingly….so from a healthy functioning gut perspective, eat ….
Sour foods such as fermented vegetables, sauerkraut and kimchi, and cider apple vinegar and live yogurt, kefir, kombucha and miso. These contain powerful acidic substances that feed friendly bacteria.
A mainly plant based diet with high diversity, meaning 30 or more different types of plant a week (I wrote a list of my usual intake and it was around 20 different types, so quite a task for many of us)
Fiber rich foods such as flax and chia seeds and root vegetables and cruciferous veg, including stalks if tolerated,
Natural, unrefined foods
A couple of extras: –
Diet itself cannot repair the gut barrier if damaged so probiotics and herbal support, such as marshmallow root powder, tincture or supplement and slippery elm can be useful
Nuri advanced have published a research paper which suggests the following probiotics: – Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus paracasei, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium animalis subs lactis and Saccharomyces boulardii
Walking every day is important for good gut motility
Lisa Ford alohatherapies.co.uk