• Tracy Abraham


I’m psyched! We’re kicking off a month of gut health information (designed for all of you) with this newsletter. I’m confident that you will find something that resonates with you because we all have a gut, and none of us are perfect! Hippocrates was correct when he said, “All disease begins in the gut.” Have you heard of the term “leaky gut”? Basically, it’s due to a lack of enzymes that cause you not to break down your food properly. It’s so serious because it affects the absorption of nutrients you need to be healthy. It also can allow particles to escape into your bloodstream, causing your immune system to go on alert and overdrive. We call this an autoimmune reaction, leading to chronic inflammation, food sensitivities, and compromised immunity. Here are some of the tip-offs that you might have a leaky gut.

  • Chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas, or bloating

  • Poor immune system

  • Headaches, brain fog, memory loss, sleeping issues

  • Excessive fatigue

  • Skin rashes

  • Cravings for sugar or carbs

  • Arthritis or joint pain

  • Depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD

  • Hormone imbalances

YOUR GUT IS AMAZING The gut contains ten times more health-determining bacteria than the rest of the body, which means it works very hard to protect us from infection, support our metabolism, and promote healthy digestion and elimination. Did you know that ¾ of our immune system is in the gut?! It has both good and bad bacteria making up the beneficial gut flora. So, obviously, we must take good care of it to be healthy. We’re going to go into this in more detail during our educational email series and webinar this month, but here are a few things you can do to protect your gut health right now.

  1. If you don’t react well to any particular food, stop eating it for a period of time to allow your gut to heal. Many have reactions to refined grains, oils, sugars, and food additives.

  2. Increase gut-healing foods in your diet, like bone broth, fermented veggies, sprouted seeds, and omega-3 fats.

  3. Supplements can support your gut flora health, maximize your digestion, and even help protect your gastrointestinal lining.

Here’s the excellent news! It is possible to reverse intestinal damage, heal from digestive distress, rebalance your microbiome, and repair your overall gut health. Join us to learn more by signing up for our email series and the webinar this month. Like last month, there will be giveaways that you won't want to miss! As always, you're welcome to contact me directly to discuss YOUR gut health.

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