Did you know that min 60-70% of your immune system is in your gut? Some doctors even say 90%. Regardless of what % they use, the point is…your Gut Health Matters! It matters A LOT!!
In fact, it is the microbiome inside our gut that is the important part, these microscopic bacteria and other organisms are the building blocks of our immune system and are connected to everything about us. Yes BUGS control us, well sort of :), they are extremely important. The naturopathic community has been saying this for years, but the medical community is starting to understand as well.
Our gut health, and the health of these little friends of ours, are connected to the health of our brain, hormones, your mental health and our physical health. There is a reason that there is the saying “trust your gut”. As science catches up with what people have known for years we will find out more about how important they are and how intertwined we really go.
I called them “our little friends”, it is time that we start to treat them like friends, like FRIENDS. How do you treat your friends? Do you squish them, step on them, crush them, yell at them, attack them? Well, we all have our days, but I sure hope you treat them better than that. In the personal development world, there is a saying. “Would you talk to your friends the way you talk to yourself?” The point is that we would never dream of talking to our friends the way we talk to ourselves. You’re not good enough, you’re not pretty enough, you do not deserve that! We would never talk to our friends that way.
Our little friends are kind of like that. If they were our big friends, we would protect and honour them, we would do what we could to make hem happy and healthy. These little friends give to us so many ways, it is time that we protect and care for them as well.
The first step, of course, is being aware that they are important and the second is to start thinking out how our actions affect them.
I created a 3 step approach to help people to learn about, protect and rebuild their gut health