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May 14, 2023
Welcome to Part 3 of the Supercharge Your Gut, ‘Clean your gut’ 6-part series of blogs and social posts.
Week 3 keeps the focus on cleaning out the undiscarded waste - the 500g to 3kg of undiscarded waste! - we carry around in our digestive system.
A truism of healing and getting healthier is that there’s no such thing as a ‘quick fix’. Good things take time. So does good health. So does clearing out the gunk that has built-up in our digestive system. ‘Just keep cleaning…just keep cleaning…’
We’re sure Pixar won’t mind us adapting a Dory-ism to remind us all to keep up the cleaning. The waste build-upo in the gut can be a little out of sight, out of mind.
We really need to keep cleaning in mind and create some habits. Here are a number of tips to ensure you’re constantly clearing out the debris.
Why you need to increase your fibre:
Fibre is important for gut health because it helps promote healthy digestion and regularity. Dietary fibre is the indigestible part of plant foods that passes through our digestive system mostly intact, helping to move food and waste through the intestines.
When we consume fibre, it acts as a prebiotic and feeds the beneficial bacteria in our gut. These bacteria help to break down the fibre and produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which provide energy for the cells in the colon and help to regulate inflammation. SCFAs also play a role in maintaining the integrity of the gut barrier, which helps to prevent harmful substances from entering the bloodstream.
Fibre also helps to increase the bulk of stool and reduce the amount of time that waste spends in the colon. This can help to prevent constipation and reduce the risk of developing conditions such as diverticulitis and hemorrhoids.
In addition to its role in gut health, fibre has other health benefits as well. It can help to lower cholesterol levels, control blood sugar, and promote weight loss by increasing feelings of fullness and reducing calorie intake.
Overall, consuming adequate amounts of fibre is important for maintaining a healthy gut and promoting overall health and wellbeing. The recommended daily intake of fiber is 25-30 grams for adults, but most people do not consume enough. To increase your fibre intake, aim to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.
Lee Holmes, clinical nutritionist and lover of rhubarb
Lee Holmes, clinical nutritionist, author and founder of Supercharged Food says, “Getting back to health is a slow process. I’ve seen too many clients come in with greater symptoms from quick fix programs. It means we have to undo the impact of the quick fix before we even get to the real issue at-hand (or, in-gut).
It’s far better for you to take your time with healing, especially cleaning the gut. It’s taken years to accumulate. Quick fixes are almost by definition harsh and hard on the gut. Be gentle and methodical with the cleaning. The rewards will come.”
Diatomaceous earth cleans your gut
Our Love Your Gut diatomaceous earth powder and capsules are a super gentle cleanse for the gut.
Fulvic Humic concentrate deep cleans
Love Your Gut Fulvic Humic concentrate drops are a mineral liquid food that works in the tight junctures, nooks and crannies of your gut - deep cleaning and chelating (removing heavy metals).
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