In my last email, I said I'd share my tips to boost Energy and I'll in due course but so many women approached me at the gym recently - probably because Summer is coming yeahh - to ask me what do they need to do to get a body like mine...including the flat tummy / excluding the tiny breast haha! Inevitably, my brief reply included Balanced Diet / Gut Health, the right training plan (Ash is my Personal Trainer btw) and a combination of other things I'll share soon!
MY SECRET #1
If you follow or know me you will know that Ibarely post pictures of myself because it's not my style to show off. However I've recently been encouraged to share more of my lifestyle as most people find it inspiring and motivational so you'll probably see a bit more and I hope you'll be able to implement some of my secrets!! This pic was taken in January in Bali but I look like this all year long..(soon 39 btw!).My Secret #1 is a strong gut health built overtime, which means that pretty much everything works well. My point here is that you might not be able to achieve your weight loss goals until you fix your gut, in fact without a healthy gut you can't expect optimal health.
MY SURPRISE BONUS
Before we dig deeper into the 10 reasons why you should care about Your Gut, here is my surprise bonus: 4 people booked the Food Intolerance Test right away without actually using their consultation time so they've now received up to £150 their 1:1 Programme. The good news is that I can re-allocate 4 slots if you missed your chance to book your Free 30-Mins Discovery Session to take the Full Food Intolerance Symptom check and consultation with me to find out if food intolerances are likely to be contributing to your health issues and what are the next steps. Secure one of these slots by Saturday (3 June) and qualify for £150 savings! >>HOW TO BOOK<< : Reply to this email now OR text / call me on 07 425 174 985.
10 reasons you should care about Your Digestion (EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE GUT SYMPTOMS):
If you’ve got tummy troubles, reading this is a no-brainer. But what if you don't?
Well done for taking 5-mins to read this, your future self will thank you for it! It might be hard to believe but the state of your gut affects EVERY aspect of your Health, from Weight Loss and Immunity to Mental and Skin Health. One of the main things I’m going to talk about is something called "dysbiosis", which is where the levels of bacteria in the gut are out of balance. That might mean there are too many ‘bad’ bacteria in the gut or simply insufficient numbers of the protective, ‘good’ bacteria.
1. Not happy with your skin? Eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne are just a few skin issues linked to poor gut health. Much of this is down topermability of the gut (called ‘leaky gut’) where your digestive tract is damaged and things that shouldn’t normally pass through are now able to, like bad bacteria, gluten proteins and other undigested food particles, causing widespread inflammation and a truck load of heath problems.
2. This is true for hayfever and food intolerance, too, for very similar reasons.
3. There’s also a growing amount of research that suggests your gut bacteria actually influences food cravings and metabolism too!
4. Bad breath – typically linked to dysbiosis - aka imbalance of gut bacteria or SIBO (bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine). Athlete’s foot or thrush are linked to candida, an evil yeast in the gut. And, while I’m at it, candida has a giant list of other possible symptoms, including mysterious aches and pains, that feeling of being hungover when you’re not, depression, fatigue, anxiety and brain fog as well as a host of tummy issues.
5. Listen up if you’re often ill or gets everything worse than everyone else… About 75% of your Immunity is governed by your gut so if your gut is healthy, chances are you will be generally healthier.
6. The gut is often referred to as the "Second Brain". The state of your gut is important for regulating your mood and for your mental health. That’s because, embedded in your intestinal wall are 500 million neurons that make up your enteric nervous system (ENS). Your ENS plays an important role in the production of 30 different Neurotransmitters (NT). NT's, like Serotonin, are chemicals responsible for regulating mood. At the very extreme end of the spectrum, an imbalance of gut bacteria has also been shown as a factor in autism, ADHD and other brain conditions like epilepsy.
7. If you have any conditions linked to too much oestrogen, like endometriosis or fibroids, you should know that if you have dysbiosis, instead of your body getting rid of it, it is likely to keep recirculating oestrogen tagged for detoxification. In a bad gut situation, it means more oestrogens and worse symptoms. Think this isn’t relevant if you don't have endo or fibroids? Think again. Oestrogen is an obesogen. That’s the code for too much oestrogen makes you fat. So you’ll want to make sure your gut is in good shape so you can get rid of it. So if there is any kind of hormone imbalance, your gut is a key piece of the puzzle if you are looking for a solution.
8. On top of the whole oestrogen situation, you will absorb 15% more calories from your food if you have an imbalance of good and bad gut bacteria.
9. If you have any kind of autoimmune (AI) condition, you must get your gut sorted out because blandlysaid “once you have one autoimmune condition, the door is open to all of the others”.. There are over 200 AI diseases but some of the most common include Hashimoto’s disease (underactive thyroid), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Type 1 diabetes, Systemic lupus, and so on. There are a number of potential cause but "leaky gut” or intestinal permeability is considered a front runner.
10. If you have babymaking onmind, you need to know that the little person you grow will get your gut immunity. As the mother, you are the gate-keeper to your child’s health. That’s because, in pregnancy, you set your baby’s inflammatory set point. If your gut flora is out of balance, there’s a 15% increased risk of gestational diabetes, a higher risk for group B strep but also higher risk for your child to develop childhood asthma, allergies and potentially other immune system issues.
I wonder how many of those pointsreasonated with you?
By now you know that I offer 1:1 support for any of the above so help is at hand but – and here’s the newsflash – I am about to finish off a brand new online course on digestive health. It should be available in the next 2 weeks, watch out for my emails!
PS: In case you missed it - I can now re-allocate 4 slots if you missed your chance to book your Free 30-Mins Discovery Session and Food Intolerance Symptoms check with me. Secure yours by Saturday (3 June) and qualify for the £150 savings! TO BOOK: Reply to this email or text 07 425 174 985.