Gut Health and Digestion

Last week I talked about why we must supplement and this week I want to share with you why gut health and digestion are key to good health and strong immune system.  Having a healthy gut is an important part of living a healthy life. A healthy gastrointestinal tract is better able to break down food and absorb critical nutrients. An upset or knotted stomach can halt all your activities. When your gut is healthy it supports the health of your entire body, from your immune function to your emotions.

The best way to a healthy gut is to evaluate your nutritional habits. You can start by cutting out substances likely to irritate your intestinal lining, such as caffeine, alcohol, or refined sugars. Additionally, it can be beneficial to add in restorative substances like healthy fats, probiotics, and amino acids. Try using the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack to supplement your intake of omegas, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals.

Enzyme activity is an important part of a healthy digestive system. Digestive enzymes are specialized proteins that help to break down food and convert nutrients into energy in cells. TerraZyme is a blend of active whole-food digestive enzymes that help digest proteins, fats, complex carbohydrates, sugars, and fiber. Taking TerraZyme with meals supports digestion and metabolism of enzyme-deficient, processed foods. As our bodies, age we have less enzymes for efficient digestion. Inefficient digestion leads to a host of health issues.

Not seeing the results you were expecting from your new and improved dietary habits? A recent study suggests that the reason may be found inside your gut. The gut microbiome is becoming of more interest to nutrition science researchers as it is discovered how those bacteria, archaea, viruses and eukaryotic microbes that reside in the digestive system influence health.

Gut microbiota has been connected to:
  • various standard metrics of health
  • how well we age
  • emotional behaviors
  • weight management

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