• Heal Your Gut with Lee Holmes

    May 3, 2017 • BEAUTY, EAT, GUIDES

    Heal Your Gut - Lee Holmes

    Source: Supercharged Food, Lee Holmes

    Gut problems are at the forefront of many people’s health concerns: bloating, constipation, indigestion, food intolerance. But did you know that an unhealthy gut has also been linked to other medical issues? Evidence suggests there is a significant link between the human digestive system and overall physical and mental wellbeing.

    Lee Holmes of Supercharged Food suggests that an unhealthy gut can be linked to issues such as IBS, Crohn’s disease, coeliac disease, thyroid problems, and diabetes. The research indicates that an unhappy gut can affect your immune system, disrupt your hormones, mental health, and even have in impact on your mood and energy levels, making you feel tired and run-down.

    It was even Hippocrates that said, ‘all disease begins in the gut.’

    As Lee Holmes writes in her wellness book, Heal Your Gut,

    All the systems within your body work closely together to maintain optimal health, so when one system is unbalanced, it can trigger a domino effect, causing problems in other areas of your body and creating a cascade of chronic health complications. This is particularly true of the gut and its impact on immune health. Your gut health and immune system are inextricably linked. Did you know that 70-80 percent of your immune tissue is located within your digestive system? The gut is often the first entry point for pathogens (bad bacteria and viruses that can cause disease); your gut immune system therefore needs to be thriving and healthy in order for you to avoid illness. This was one of the key drivers to my own healing – knowing that if I could heal my gut, my symptoms would start to improve.

    Ways To Improve Gut Health

    Lee Holmes suggests that most of us could benefit from ‘spring cleaning’ our gut, including those of us with health issues aggravated by a poorly functioning digestive system. Some ways to help with this spring clean include:

    • Reduce refined sugars, white rice, gluten containing flours, and processed grains and pasta in the diet
    • Increase your intake of vegetables and fruit
    • Add some fermented foods to your diet each day
    • Sip herbal tea to alleviate sugar cravings and aid with digestion
    • Incorporate dry body brushing into your daily routine to help you detox and to aid digestion and kidney function
    • Try oil pulling to detox, kill bad bacteria, parasites, fungi and viruses in the mouth, preventing from causing a secondary infection in the gut
    • Make time for yourself to have an Epsom salt bath at least twice a week, which works to draw toxins from the body
    • Add diatomaceous earth to your juice, smoothie or cereal (or water), for ongoing maintenance and to help clean out the accumulated build up of waste, toxins, heavy metals and mucus
    • Above all, befriend your body, listen to what it’s telling you and learn to love it’s inner wisdom

    We Recommend: Heal Your Gut by Lee Holmes

    Heal Your Gut - Lee Holmes

    Lee’s beautifully designed wellness book, Heal Your Gut will help guide you in healing your gut with its wealth of practical nutritional information, meal plans and over 90 nourishing anti-inflammatory recipes. These include delicious smoothies, healing soups, easy-to-digest meal, fermented foods and tummy soothing desserts.

    Lee Holmes is a Holistic Food and Nutrition Coach (Adv. Cert. Food and Nutrition), a certified health and wellness coach and a wholefoods chef. 

    Disclaimer: This blog post is intended as an interest piece. If you have a medical concern, please consult a medical professional.

    Shop Heal Your Gut Book Here >

    Lee Holmes’ other books include SuperCharged Food: Eat Clean, Green & Vegetarian and SuperCharged Food for Kids.

    Lee has also recently launched a skin care product SuperCharged Earth Mask & Scrub using just two ingredients: the highest grade Diatomaceous Earth from the USA and Volcamin from the iconic outback town of Lightning Ridge in Australia.


    Further reading

    www.superchargedfood.com

    www.gutfoundation.com.au

    www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/healthy_aging/healthy_body/the-brain-gut-connection

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