What is the real effect on the body when it comes to stress & your gut health?
Your gut microbiome (the balance of good & bad) bacteria changes daily. Stress & your gut health has a huge impact on your body – sometimes without you realising how much until it becomes a glaring issue. The most harmonious balance for your gut to be healthy is 85% good bacteria & 15% bad bacteria. When this balance is disrupted the ‘bad’ bacteria can start to overtake the good and create digestive issues – this comes in many forms including (but most definitely not limited to)
- Food allergies
- Leaky gut
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
It also has a flow-on effect throughout the body by making you
- Feel tired
- Crave sugary or sweet foods
Stress comes in different ways such as mental, physical & environmental and they ALL affect your body – up to 80% of your immune system lives in your gut and all disease begins in the gut.
While there’s no magic solution to instantly get your gut in harmony, there are steps you can take and products you can use that will help to eliminate nasties and get you back to your peak.
Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the oldest and most powerful tinctures. While there are a lot of benefits it can be damaging to other parts of your body if it’s not taken correctly. One shot of ACV per day is recommended but 365 shots per year of acidic liquid can do some serious damage to your tooth enamel! That’s why we created our Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies! Just two of our delicious gummies = one shot of ACV with the added bonus of an amazing flavour & texture unlike anything else on the market and added superfood benefits such as beetroot & pomegranate juice. We also have our Collagen Peptide Gummies which aid in repairing the gut lining – these are a great complementary product and much easier and convenient to have than a lot of other collagen products on the market (which can be rather messy). You can check out our full range of products here. If you’re not already aware, we are a small family owned Aussie business who bottles all of our products in Queensland, Australia.
Another product which we use and recommend is bone broth. Now before you turn your nose up this is a magical liquid which literally can help to seal your gut back together. While you can make your own at home, it can be time consuming, smelly and has to be used within a few days of making it. You can get bone broth in both a concentrate form OR a freeze-dried powder form. Australian Bone Broth Co. has an extensive range of both to suit your needs. Whether you choose liquid concentrate or powdered, all the hard work has been done already so you’re getting much needed nutrients, key amino acids (building blocks to heal your body) and delicious flavours consistently & conveniently.
Lastly ferments are another great way to get good bacteria into your gut. This can be traditional sauerkrauts, kimchi or our favourite Kombucha. Check out Buchi Kombucha – they sell ready made products (and deliver straight to your door), or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can make your own using one of their kits! Check out their online store here
Always remember that without your health, you’re not able to live your best life. Minimise that stress! We only get one that we truly know about so why not make the most of it?! Take small steps every day and you’ll be surprised how quickly things change.