5 TIPS FOR IBS YOU HAVEN'T HEARD BEFORE TO INSTANTLY IMPROVE YOUR GUT
Tried everything to fix your IBS? Here are 5 things you may not have just yet. We've seen people who implement just one or two make excellent progress.
1. Eat foods that are easy to digest.
If your gut is struggling, why not make things easier? Weirdly enough, this advice flies in the face of what is commonly believed to be beneficial to the gut.
Beans, legumes, seeds, nuts, oats and cruciferous vegetables are some of the most difficult to digest foods on the planet, especially when they aren't prepared well.
Minimise these foods and you'll experience an immediate improvement in your gut health.
|EAT EASY TO DIGEST FOODS LIKE COOKED ROOT VEGETABLES, RIPE FRUITS, HONEY, COCONUT & OLIVE OIL, COLLAGEN & FISH|
2. Boiling is better than fermenting.
Fermented foods are high in histamine which can contribute to the development of IBS, and high consumption of these foods also leads higher prevalence of stomach cancer (1).
|IF YOU HAVE A GUT ISSUE, YOU'RE BETTER OFF BOILING YOUR VEGETABLES TO MAKE THEM EASIER TO DIGEST|
3. Cut out vegetable oil.
Vegetable oils are highly toxic and cause inflammation. Sufferers of poor gut health are likely to already be suffering from intestinal inflammation.
Replacing vegetable oils such as canola, sunflower, soy and corn oil with more stable, less inflammatory oils like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, ghee and cold pressed avocado oil will reduce your inflammation, and help the structures inside your gut start to recover and heal.
|CUT OUT TOXIC VEGETABLE OILS. USE OLIVE & COCONUT OIL|
4. Learn to use your diaphragm.
Breathing? For gut health?
Yes. The diaphragm muscle literally wraps around the top of your stomach to form the first major roadblock into your stomach.
You're also almost certainly not using your diaphragm muscle properly. Let's check, shall we?
Place one hand on your chest, and one hand on your belly - take a big breath in.
Which hand moved?
It should have been your belly hand. Most people overuse their neck muscles and underuse their diaphragm when breathing. This can create tension in the gut that often translates into worse gut function, and a higher feeling of stress.
Practice breathing with your belly and your gut health will improve.
PRACTICE BREATHING WITH YOUR BELLY TO IMPROVE YOUR GUT FUNCTION & LOWER YOUR STRESS / NECK TENSION
5. Eat proteins specific to gut health.
Protein heals, repairs and builds the structures in your body.
If your gut health is poor, it's a great idea to provide your body with the raw materials it needs rebuild.
The rebuilding proteins for your gut can be found in foods that are high in collagen like bone broth. Specific supplementation of collagen, l-glutamine and gelatin powders has been shown to be a powerful tool in the effort to rebuild your gut function, and in our clinical experience, a few easier habit to build.
A tablespoon of collagen in your tea or coffee and 10g of l-glutamine in the mornings and evenings is a powerful daily habit to build that will yield improvements to your gut.
|USE GUT HEALING PROTEINS LIKE COLLAGEN & GELATIN TO SPEED UP & MAINTAIN HEALING|
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