All disease starts and ends in the gut. In my practice, I see patients suffering with cognitive decline and brain fog, autoimmune diseases like eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, and irritable bowel as well as hormonal imbalances. Would it surprise you to know that my specialty is gut health? Today I’m going to share the top 5 steps to reset your gut. Let’s start with how are those things related.

Firstly, The majority of our brain chemicals are made in our gut. Secondly, poor gut health is a major trigger for autoimmune disease. Lastly, hormonal imbalance is a key indicator of disruption in the gut.

If you’re struggling to heal your gut for years, you may be missing a step. Here are the 5 steps to reset your gut health.

Adopting a whole foods diet

What does that mean? It means no processed or box food and what we like to call one ingredient foods. This means healthy consciously raised meats, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats.

The three C’s: choose, chew, cherish

Choosing the right food is so important. An anti inflammatory diet including lots of fruits and vegetables, consciously raised meats and healthy fats like we’ve said before, is important. It’s important to choose organic as much as possible or foods that aren’t sprayed and genetically modified.

Chewing is one of the most important and overlooked things in gut health. You don’t have teeth anywhere else in your digestive tract. If you don’t sit and chew your food thoroughly, your body isn’t able to absorb all the nutrients and vitamins in it. 

Lastly, chilling and relaxing when you’re eating is so important. Our nervous system was set up to either rest and digest or run away from danger. If you’re trying to eat your meal while you’re stressed out when reading emails, talking to someone angrily, or driving somewhere, your nervous system won’t be in the state for you to have optimal digestion.

Before you start to eat, sit down. Relax. Take a couple breaths and sit in a peaceful environment. Relax while you’re eating. This will help you optimize your nervous system function, which will help optimize your digestion.

Remove inflammatory foods

The top inflammatory foods out there are gluten and dairy. Gluten has been shown to cause disruption in the gut to all humans, some people more than others. This is one of the reasons we suggest gluten. Dairy has been linked to hormonal imbalances and also to neuro-inflammatory diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, in the scientific literature. If you want your best bang for your buck and you’re on a gut healing journey (and you haven’t moved gluten and dairy) try this step next, and see how much better you can feel.

Other inflammatory foods are corn nuts, soy, and eggs. If you’ve been trying to heal your gut for a long time, try this step next. See how much better you feel in four weeks.

Functional medicine testing

If you’ve tried all the other steps and you still have lots of gut health issues, then it’s time to dig deeper.

Functional Medicine testing does just that. Looking at a cellular level at microbiome, nutrition deficiencies, exposure to environmental toxins like mold toxins and other environmental toxins. All of these things that functional medicine tests look at can help you dig deeper into why your gut health is still poor.

To learn more about functional medicine testing, go to my YouTube channel and watch my video on functional medicine testing.

Work with an expert

There’s so much information out there. Inevitably, you’ve done research on your symptoms. You may know everything about your condition, more than most people. Yet you don’t know what to do with your functional medicine testing.

When you work with an expert, they take your unique history. They review your symptoms and your condition. They look at your functional medicine testing results. Then they put together a program and a protocol that’s specific for you. Because you’re unique and the timing and order are vital to your success.

If I’ve learned anything as the doctor biohacking supermom, it’s to ask for help. You can’t and you shouldn’t do it alone.

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