May 27, 2019
Do you know the saying, “you are what you eat”? Well researchers are starting to discover that maybe, “you feel what you eat” as well.
Everything from your immune system, to hormone production, to your brain is connected to your gut health, explains Lauren Antonucci, M.S., R.D. “Research is increasingly showing that the microbiota that live in your digestive tract not only play an important role in maintaining the health of your digestive tract but also in other far-reaching systems throughout your body,” she says.
One of those involves the regulation of our emotions and our feelings. When we consider the connection between the brain and the gut, it’s important to know that 90% of serotonin receptors are located in the gut. Being in charge of producing so much of our ‘happy chemical’, it’s no wonder the gut is essential to feeling happy.
Healing your gut and balancing hormones can start the very next time you sit down to eat. Diet plays a significant role in shaping gut flora and research shows that our Western diet is high in inflammatory fats and sugar, which can adversely impact gut flora balance.
To find your inner happy, feed your gut high alkaline, anti-inflammatory foods like the ones found in our program. Eating simple, unrefined, unprocessed foods will not only heal your digestive system, but also help support the liver, which is the primary detoxification organ of the body that correlates to healthy bowel function and elimination.