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When you start trying to heal your gut, it is important to realise that you aren’t going to see the full benefits overnight.

If you want the best outcome, you need to keep healthy eating habits in your daily routine for the long-term.

Think of it like building a relationship between you and your gut. You need to take the time to make sure you have a solid foundation for long term health.

Did you ever start eating healthy foods? Did you feel better for a while and then you ate one bad thing and it threw you off track?.

What can happen is that you have all types of bacteria living in your body. When you are eating unhealthy foods, drinking alcohol or smoking the bad bacteria can start growing and reproducing in your gut. The good bacteria cannot survive on processed foods like burger, chips and beer and the bad guys start to take over. These cause chemical reactions within your body to make you crave bad foods and lead to poor moods and things like headaches, skin problems, bloating, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhoea etc.

These bad bacteria need to be pushed out by the good guys or removed before you can consider your gut “healthy”. 

It can often take a minimum of 4 months for these bacteria to be completely gone from your gut and to heal from any damage that has been done.

The more unhealthy your diet and lifestyle, the longer it’s going to take to get you back to feeling great with lots of energy.

Think of your gut like a car. If you put petrol in a diesel car it is not going to move. Your gut is the same! If you put in unhealthy processed foods it is not going to function optimally nor give you the energy you need.

What fuel does your gut run on?? Plant based fibres, boring I know. Your diesel car hates drinking petrol and your gut hates digesting processed food.

It is these plant based foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds that give your gut microbiome what they need to create energy and support your immune system.

There can be other factors that make it hard to get rid of the bad bacteria and one of these is biofilm.

Biofilm is a sticky substance that bacteria and yeast hide in to prevent removal. This is when you can get stubborn reoccurring infections and continuing symptoms like fatigue, abdominal pain, diarrohea, reflux, bloating and so on.. It is always best to work with a professional to get the best results as they know how to address all these additional factors that could be stopping you from healing.

The take home message is to focus on plant-based foods Plants are the source of essential nutrients that our bodies need like Vitamins, Minerals, Polyphenols

Prebiotics, Postbiotics, Antioxidants and Fiber.

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