4 Tips For A Healthy Gut

4 Tips For A Healthy Gut

Gut health is a growing trend, and for a very good reason. 
The gut is the hero when it comes to full body health, and as Hippocrates once said “All disease begins in the gut”.

Here’s 4 key tips that can help you support your gut… 

1. Relax The Body 

Busy lives can put your body into a stressed state, also known as ‘Fight or Flight’. This puts a lot of pressure on your gut. To counter this, we want to activate the opposite system called ‘Rest and Digest’. This creates a more optimal environment for your gut to operate at it’s best.
  • Deep belly breathing. This tells your body that you are safe!
  • Less intensive exercise e.g. walking rather than running, yoga rather than HIIT.

2. Heal and Seal the gut!

Many factors including stress, toxins and diet can affect the quality of your gut lining. You may have heard of leaky gut. This refers to a gut being like a sieve where it can leak bad stuff (food proteins, bacteria and viruses) into your blood stream. The gut lining needs to be healthy for optimal full body health. 

  • Avoid inflammatory foods like gluten and refined sugar.
  • All hail Amino acids! Bone Broth is an epic source of key amino acids needed for healing and sealing including glutamine, glycine, gelatin and collagen.

3. Get the bacteria back!

Studies suggest that humans are 10 x more bacteria cells than human cells. It's important to keep the good guys in the gut topped up for your mood, metabolism, immunity, digestions, skin and full body health. Feed your gut with good bacteria. 
  • Probiotic supplements.
  • Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kombucha.

4. Support your digestion! 

In order to extract all of the nutrients and 'goodies' out of your food (so it can feed your body!), it is important to support your digestive system as much as possible. 

  • Warm lemon water before meals.
  • Chewing your food till liquid and eating in a peaceful environment.


  • Learn more about the 5 Amino Acids and their benefits in Mitchells Range HERE
  • Protein Packed Collagen Smoothie Recipe HERE
  • The Gut Brain Connection HERE