A Healthy Reset
Add in the best to crowd out the rest!
Whilst we're not really fans of the usual detox associated deprivation, a reset every so often can prove beneficial to get us back on track after the Summer holidays. It reminds us to pay attention to our body and what it is telling us and to prioritise ourselves with the ultimate self-care of nourishing our body and mind. How much better can we feel when we eat consciously and take the time to invest in our future health? Focus on healing your gut to restore body and mind.
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Choose foods that are easily digested by the body and start your day with soup for breakfast. It's an act of nourishment that will set you up for the day. Make your own bone broth which will help to heal and seal the gut with its gelatinous healing properties or use our range from the Undivided Food Co. You can also take the Broth of Life with you to work and add hot water for an instant cup of comfort.
Eliminate all grains for a period to give your gut a rest from having to work so hard. Notice whether you run more efficiently without them and make the appropriate changes.
Choose healthy proteins and fats to keep blood sugar stable and feed your brain. Experiment cooking with Ghee, Coconut Oil or Beef Tallow if you haven't before and ditch all the seed oils as they are pro inflammatory.
Add some probiotic foods and drinks to your meals for good gut bacteria balance and boost your immune system and eliminate toxins. Hippocrates said it first but it is now more widely accepted that all disease begins in the gut. Make your own sauerkraut to add to your meals as a condiment - see how easy it is in this short video. We have everything you need to get started in our Cultured category or try my Kitsa's Kitchen range. Fermented foods not only improve digestion and help you absorb the nutrients in your food but they also help to re-establish your inner ecosystem by sending in the good bacteria called lactobacilli to crowd out the nasties by beneficially altering the pH of the intestines. Get more enzymes, organic acids, B complex Vitamins, Vitamin C and Vitamin K when you culture your vegetables. They are such a powerhouse of probiotic nutrition and their healing powers should not be underestimated.
Use fresh or dried organic herbs and spices to boost antioxidants as well as healing teas. One of our favourite selections is the Greek Mountain Tea from Klio Tea. It is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial as well as being anti-inflammatory and can be used to make iced teas, ice blocks and jellies with our Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin for warm weather treats which will also fight inflammation. The amino acids found in gelatin calm and relax the brain and can act as a youth serum as we get older. Gelatin is also a less inflammatory source of protein supporting the thyroid and metabolism as well as helping to heal the gut lining when consumed before meals.