Give Your Gut a Sunday Siesta 😎: A Digestive Day Off. And, Just A Thought 💭

June 28, 2024

Give Your Gut a Sunday Siesta 😎: A Digestive Day Off. And, Just A Thought 💭

Hey there, this week's blog is here to dish out some tasty wisdom on how to give your hardworking digestive system a well-deserved day off. Because let's face it, your gut's been putting in overtime, dealing with everything from that rushed petrol station sushi to your friend's questionable casserole. It's time to hit the pause button on the digestive rollercoaster and let your gut kick back with a cold one (spoiler: it's not beer).

What Does a Gut Rest Day Look Like?

Picture this: You, in your comfiest pajamas, binge-watching your favourite show (side question: please send us any new show ideas) while your gut takes a mini-vacation. No, your intestines won't be sporting tiny sunglasses and sipping piña coladas (though that mental image is adorable), but they will be taking it easy.

A rest day for your gut means giving it a break from hard-to-digest foods and focusing on easily absorbable nutrients. Think of it as sending your digestive system to a spa day – minus the cucumber eye patches.

Foods and liquids for a Gut-astic Rest Day:

  1. Bone broth: It's like a warm hug for your insides.
  2. Steamed vegetables: Because even your gut appreciates a good steam room.
  3. Fermented foods: Kimchi and sauerkraut – your gut's version of a relaxing massage.
  4. Smoothies: Nutrients in a glass, no heavy lifting required.
  5. Herbal teas: Chamomile, peppermint, or ginger – like a lullaby for your stomach.
  6. Water: Keep things flowing smoothly, if you catch my drift. Supercharge your hydration by adding a few drops of Love Your Gut Fulvic Humic Concentrate. It's chock full of electrolytes.
  7. Double your diatomaceous earth. Take your daily Love Your Gut diatomaceous earth powder twice or simply double the amount. 

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Avoid anything that makes your gut work overtime: heavy meats, processed foods, and anything that usually makes you say, "I shouldn't have eaten that" while clutching your stomach dramatically.

Benefits of a Gut Rest Day:

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  1. Cleans your a gentle little scrub clean. Again, Love Your Gut diatomaceous earth powder will help here. 
  2. Reduced inflammation: Your gut gets a chance to put out any fires it's been fighting.
  3. Improved nutrient absorption: When your gut's not overwhelmed, it can focus on doing its job better.
  4. Enhanced gut microbiome: Give those good bacteria a chance to party and multiply.
  5. Better digestion: Less bloating, gas, and other unmentionable side effects.
  6. Increased energy: When your gut's happy, you're happy (and less likely to fall into a food coma).

How You'll Feel:

During your gut rest day, you might feel a little lighter, both physically and mentally. Don't be alarmed if you hear fewer strange noises from your midsection – that's just your digestive system sighing in relief.

You may find yourself making fewer mad dashes to the bathroom, giving you more time to contemplate life's great mysteries, like why we park on driveways and drive on parkways.

Afterwards, you'll likely feel refreshed, less bloated, and ready to tackle the world (or at least your Monday morning meeting). Your gut will be singing your praises, probably in the form of happy gurgles rather than angry rumbles.

Remember, giving your gut a rest doesn't mean starving yourself. It's about being kind to your insides and giving them a chance to reset. 

So this Sunday, why not give your gut the day off? Your digestive system works hard 24/7, dealing with everything you throw at it (sometimes literally). It deserves a break from processing that late-night pizza or that "health bar" that's more sugar than nutrition.

Your gut has been there for you through thick and thin (and helped determine which of those you are). Isn't it time you returned the favour? Give it a rest, and who knows? You might just start a beautiful friendship with your insides. After all, a happy gut is the key to a happy you – or at least a less gassy one.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to have a heart-to-heart with my intestines. We have some serious relaxing to do!

PS. The day after your gut rest day, is the day to reset your gut microbiome with healthy, fresh food and loads of water. We also recommend feeding your loved gut with our Synbiotic prebiotic, probiotic, digestive enzyme and dietary fibre blend

Just A Thought. 
In keeping with the rest idea, let's give ourselves a rest...relax, stop, meditate, walk, read something lovely, talk to a friend about absolutely nothing of importance. Whatever gives you a rest, do that. This Sunday we're going to jump in the water, take the pup for a looooooong walkies, rub our tummy, read a novel and ingest Lee's new book on Long Covid recovery. Can't wait!

Side note: here are some of the questions we're currently being asked in the UK and around the world:

How do I gut cleanse, colon cleansing and best products for gut health? That’s the job of our Love Your Gut diatomaceous earth powder 250g and 100g or capsules and Love Your Gut Fulvic Humic Concentrate drops 30ml and 60ml. Like your teeth, plaque and waste continually build up within your digestive tract. It’s beneficial to ‘sweep away’ these impurities on a daily basis and keep your digestive system toned, clean and efficient. 🤫 A gut clean is a secret weapon in weight loss and management.

What are the benefits of fulvic minerals, fulvic trace minerals benefits, fulvic humic acid benefits? A deep, cellular-level cleanse of the gut. Our Love Your Gut Fulvic Humic Concentrate drops 30ml and 60ml are a the finest fulvic minerals - sourced by Lee Holmes, clinical nutritionist.

What's the best probiotic for gut health, best probiotic for gut health and best probiotics for gut health? Hmmm, that would have to be Lee's Love Your Gut Synbiotic blend. It's a complete biotic: prebiotics, probiotics, dietary fibre and digestive enzymes. Your gut's microbiome thrives on Synbiotic. It's one of the must-have gut health supplements.

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