The correlation between stress and the gut runs thick. It can become a vicious cycle in which stress and or anxiety can trigger the immune system to send out signals to break down the gut lining. An imbalanced or damaged gut may drive a chronic stress response. This stress can damage the gut and leave you feeling bloated and achy!

Here are some great tips to give you a glowing gut:

1. Remove Inflammatory Foods: Removes the primary irritants: corn, soy, gluten, dairy, and sugar.

2. Rest your gut. When you are in a state of stress, your body functions in the fight-or-flight response rather than rest-and-digest. So take it easy and slow down your life once in a while .

3. Incorporate Healing Foods:
Bone broth: Sip on your broth in a mug, or use it as a cooking liquid, the base of a soup, or even an elixir; I love to blend bone broth with fresh lime, dried turmeric, salt, and cilantro.
Gelatin: This is a great summer option when bone broth becomes less appealing. Kids love it as gummies or in fruited flavors. I also add gelatin to many puddings or panna cotta desserts and use it as a thickener in stir-fries and sauces.
Collagen: Perhaps the most versatile of these options, collagen has the least flavor and least influence on texture. Collagen can be used in hot or cold beverages and can be added to any liquid with a quick stir. It is so easy to use, I often travel with single packs on the go to boost an unsweetened iced green tea or cold brew.
Fermented foods: Probiotic-rich food can support microbiome health and optimize neurotransmitter production; cultured vegetables, kombucha, kimchi, and sauerkraut.

Now you have all the information to give your gut a break!

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