Your guts impact reaches far beyond its primary job of digestion.
You might have noticed a fresh bottle of probiotics brings with it fresher mornings, harder workouts and better sleep. You might even have noticed a little extra sparkle in your mood throughout the day, music sounds better, the sun comes out a little more often and you might even have enough energy for an impromptu date night.
It’s not a coincidence.
Studies are flooding us with new information about the importance of our guts, good digestion and happy microflora (the bacteria and yeasts populating our intestines).
Some recent findings and scientific explorations :
The laundry list of symptoms being linked back to gut imbalance includes just about every annoying, chronic issue we face in this modern day.
Hope is not lost.
The movement back towards traditional, local and fermented foods is growing with this flood of new information! Kombucha, Sauerkraut, kimchi and pickles are only a few of the ferments taking new space on grocery store shelves - there are thousands of recipes making their way back into our diets and culture.
Our ancestors knew how to harness the power of the bacteria around us to preserve food and our health. It’s our job to now carry forward and revitalize these traditions for the next generations!