Our gut is a very clever food processing system that most people don’t even consider. It either digests your food or causes you illness and discomfort and that’s as far as people’s thought processes go! But I wonder how many people know that your intestine is the largest organ with an average length greater than the width of a tennis court and with a very impressive surface area that is around 200 times your skin’s surface area!

Now, more than ever, people are realising just how important gut health is. There is more and more evidence which shows that your gut plays a very important role, not just in the absorption of nutrients, but with regards to your immune system, general feeling of wellness and your mental health.

With that said here are some easy ways of keeping your gut healthy (enabling you to absorb more nutrients ready for your body to use)…

  1. Water is your friend! Drinking a glass of water half an hour before eating will prime your digestive system.
  2. Chew, chew, chew! Chewing makes the digestion process quicker – and make your food taste better!
  3. Try not to drink caffeine or alcohol whilst eating.

 

Did you know that 1-3% of your body weight is made up of the 40 trillion bacteria in your gut? These important bacteria support the digestive and immune systems in a variety of ways – including with the production of vitamins, enzymes and hormones that we can’t make

Making sure that we look after and cultivate our good gut bacteria by encouraging their growth and productivity is essential to our overall sense of well-being and our health.

 

 

 

Here at Chatteris Osteopaths we are proud to stock the Forever Aloe range who’s products are focused around improving your gut health and thereby increasing, not just your nutrient absorption rate, but also your mental health and general well-being!

If you would like more information about any of this please ask in clinic or follow this link: http://www.chatterisosteopaths.myforever.biz/harvey/