Whilst probiotics are invaluable in maintaining a healthy microbiome, the following diet and lifestyle measures also support optimal gut and immune health:
MINIMISE YOUR SUGAR INTAKE. Eat less canned food, breakfast cereals, baked goods, desserts, sweetened dairy products, condiments, fruit juices, lollies, chocolate and fast foods – these often contain sugar which encourages the growth of harmful pathogens in the gut.
KEEP ON TOP OF YOUR STRESS Have you ever noticed your digestion plays up during stressful periods?
Through a complex network of nerves and tissue, it’s a two way street as the gut and brain communicate with each other; also influencing your digestive and immune function. Stress busting techniques include gentle exercise such as yoga and Pilates, regular meditation and ensuring you achieve 7 to 8 hours of restful sleep each night.
Book an appointment with your Naturopath today to develop a nutrition and stress management plan to suit your individual needs.