Care and Feeding of the Gut Microbiome-More than Half of Immune System is in the Gut-10 Healthy Tips for Healthier Gut-

Care and Feeding of the Gut Microbiome

To improve gut health, follow these tips.

10 tips for a healthier gut – Piedmont Healthca

10 tips for a healthier gut

“Gut health is so important because more than half of immune system is in your GI tract,” says Shayna Komar, a licensed and registered dietitian at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Experts are now realizing that digestive, or gut, health is linked to many diseases, so keeping digestive system on track is one way to prevent serious illness down the road.

To improve a gut health, follow these tips.

1. Exercise. Physical activity gets colon moving, which leads to more regular bowel movements. Exercise can also help manage irritable bowel symptoms.

2. Eat a healthy diet. Consume mostly fresh, unprocessed and clean non-GMO foods. Processed foods are broken down more easily into sugar, which can negatively impact your digestive health.

3. Eat smaller, more frequent meals to avoid overwhelming the GI tract.

4. Chew food thoroughly – it can ease the digestive process.

5. Manage stress levels. Too much stress can impact the gut health. Yoga, meditation, therapy or even journaling have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety.

6. Take or eat probiotics. Probiotics increase the amount of good bacteria in the gut. Yogurt, kefir, fresh sauerkraut and supplements are all good sources of probiotics.

7. Eat more fiber. Aim for 25 grams each day.

8. Drink plenty of water. Eight 8-ounce glasses a day is a good place to start.

9. Limit alcohol and caffeine. Both are digestive stimulants and can disrupt the digestive process.

10. Talk to your doctor. If you experience frequent diarrhea or constipation, you should consult with your physician. You may have irritable bowel syndrome, which affects 10 to 15 percent of the population. “The bottom line is trust your gut instincts,” says Komar. “What’s happening in your gut is directly affecting your health.”

10 tips for a healthier gut – Piedmont Healthcare

10 tips for a healthier gut


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Inspirational Verse in the free-form style of Emily Dickinson

HT Wagner – is a Freelance writer of WordPress in St Louis, Missouri 
She has had a successful career in Project Manager with over 25 years’ experience in research, development and team building, with a strong background in both technical and financial services industry recruiting. She has also built her own successful recruiting company.

She retired and suffered a series of devastating family tragedies that led to a period of deep depression and devastation. Expressing herself in poetry has helped her to rebuild a normal life.

Dee’s ‘turn on’s- are the ocean, swing dancing and comedy.
Her ‘turn-off’s’ are negative people who judge and people who hate.
 She and husband of 53 years now live in St Louis close to her family.
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