The Essential Guide to Gut Health

Hiya Gorgeous!

We’ve all got goals for our health. Maybe we want to eat more clean meals, start a meditation practice or get more exercise. Our goals might be big, juicy and life-changing. Or they might small, yet meaningful—the first of many baby steps toward feeling better. Whatever it is we’re working toward, getting started can often be the hardest part.

That’s why I want to chat with you today about something we often overlook when we tackle our wellness goals. Our gut health!

We look to our guts when it comes to making big decisions, so why don’t we trust what they have to say about our health? Our guts can tell us when we’re sick, deficient, out of balance, stressed—you name it.

So, before diving into our big plans, let’s check in with our gut health. To make that easy for you, I’ve rounded up my must-have gut health resources in this handy dandy guide. You’ll find the info you need to build a strong foundation for whatever crazy sexy journey you embark on this season!

A quick note: I put this guide together as a resource you can refer back to again and again. Don’t feel like you have to digest it all in one go! Find the sections most relevant to you today and bookmark this page so it’s right there waiting when you need it. 

Back to Gut Health Basics

How to Improve Your Gut Health
Only have time for one article? This one’s for you, honey! It covers the down and dirty behind exactly what’s goin’ on in that gut of yours. Click here to learn more about what gut health has to do with mental health and your immune system, plus seven tips for taking care of your terrific tummy!

3 Ways to Boost Your Digestion & Improve Gut Health
Probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes. Sound like a mouthful? This article will teach you what these goodies can do to get your gut health in order. The short story is: Probiotics help keep our systems in balance, prebiotics act as a fertilizer to help grow good gut bacteria and digestive enzymes aid in breaking down food. Plus, you’ll find out how to get plenty of everything with the right foods and supplements.

Fuel for a Healthier Gut

10 Tips For Enjoying More Raw Foods
There’s no time like the present to start adding more raw goodness to your routine! Raw fruits and veggies are pros at getting our digestive health back on track. They provide tons of gut-friendly fiber that’ll have you jumping for joy in no time. Here are my ten go-to tips for gettin’ your raw on!

How to Live in Harmony With High-Fiber Foods
Speaking of fiber, here’s a great resource on all things roughage. Sometimes when folks add more fiber-filled foods to their plate, their digestive systems get a little cranky. But fiber is essential for a happy gut, so don’t write it off! Check out this article for everything you need to know to make friends with fiber.

In Defense of Whole Grains: 6 Reasons to Love Them
Our lovely grain friends get such a bad rap! But what many people don’t realize is that the fiber (yep, there’s that f-word again!) in whole grains acts as a prebiotic to promote gut health. Keep reading here to learn how you can get along with grains!

Healing Your Gut

5 Ways to Heal Heartburn, Acid Reflux and GERD
Ever feel like you’re on fire, and not in a good way? You’ve gotta stay cool to tackle all of your big spring goals—and that starts with your gut. If heartburn, acid reflux or GERD might be getting in the way of optimal gut health, this is the resource for you. It covers common triggers and what you can do to feel better.

4 Major Signs You May Have Gluten Sensitivity
If you’re experiencing stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation or other digestive issues after you eat, your gut might be trying to tell you something about gluten. This article will show you what to look for! Remember that GI troubles don’t necessarily indicate gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, so consult with your doc before you dump gluten.

Your Guide to Health Poop
Here’s the deal, babe: Your turds have a lot to say about what’s going on in your gut. So next time something doesn’t feel quite right on the porcelain throne, take a second before you flush away all of that valuable information. This article will give you the 411 on what the shape, color and texture of your BMs mean, plus how you can become a gold star pooper!

How to Get Rid of Belly Bloating
Gas. Food babies. Unbuttoning our pants at dinner. You know the drill! If you’re feeling like you’re about to float away, take a peek at this article. It covers five common causes of bloating and what you can do to get relief.

I hope this gut health refresh helps set you up for success with whatever you’ve got goin’ on. And remember, your gut is the sun to your universe. Your overall mental and physical health rotate around it. Take good care of it and you might be surprised how balanced and harmonious your universe can be!

Your turn: Tummy troubles got you down? Let me know what’s goin’ on in your gut in the comments below!

Peace and happy guts,

Kris Carr

P.S. Ready to tackle your gut health?

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