A Good Feeling in Your Gut…

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Ever since probiotics became popular, the market has been FLOODED with products that are weak, under-spec’d and often barely effective.

We subscribe to Consumer Labs, an independent testing laboratory, which recently ran a test on 43 different probiotic brands. And of the 43 probiotics they tested, many of them contained only HALF of the amount of live bacteria that the label claimed. So you might be paying $40 for a probiotic, but only getting half the value you thought!

Maybe it would be better to source natural, full-strength probiotics by regularly eating fermented foods…?

Here’s a list of the 10 healthiest fermented foods and vegetables that will get your gut biome really working well (in no particular order – they’re all good!):

1.  Kefir. Kefir is a fermented milk product (cow, goat or sheep milk) that tastes like a drinkable yogurt
2.  Kombucha
3.  Sauerkraut
4.  Pickles
5.  Miso
6.  Tempeh
7.  Natto
8.  Kimchi
9.  Raw cheese, made with goats milk, or un-pasteurised sheeps milk
10.  Bio-live unsweetened yogurt

There’s more information, discussion and strategic action points for optimising your gut health in our latest book“The Wealthy Body in Business” out now. Order your copy HERE

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Dealing With The Festive Fall-Out…

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Make sure you clean up after the festive season!

Hidden grains, sugars, fats, salt and alcohol make up the basis of our festive fare and, along with a lack of fibre, all take their collective toll clogging up your digestive system.

Constipation is just the same as neglecting to take out the household rubbish!

Just imagine all the toxins, bacteria and other undesirables that would proliferate out of control if you rarely took out the garbage – including the smell!
  The odour and bacteria would eventually spread and contaminate all the other rooms in the house.

Your body is no different, and being constipated irritates your gut lining, increases your risk of colon cancer, your likelihood of acne, weight gain, digestive problems, candida, parasites, bad breath and feeling lethargic all-day long.

If you’re looking for a way to get regular again, help your body lose fat, and feel great in this New Year – here is a simple start.

Follow a whole foods diet, free of sugars, grains and dairy – all are inflammatory, clogging and mucus-producing foods which we generally all consume too much of for good health.

Start detoxing with the high-fibre green Power Smoothies* again, especially if you have let this fantastic practice slide a little…

Make sure you are drinking the recommended amount of water each day. If your colon is dehydrated faecal matter will remain stuck along the inner linings. Water is critical for relieving constipation.

If you’re not having a bowel movement at a minimum 1-2 times every single day, please take our advice seriously – and take action…!

By Anne Laing