Gut Health = Good Health. Really? That’s a BIG statement. But, let me explain…
People often ask – What essential oils will make me happy? Of course, I’m always glad to answer that question, but I’m also a big believer in looking at what is happening for that person holistically. So, naturally I wonder what is making them unhappy??? ⠀
Gut feelings – don’t ignore them!
Did you know that your gut plays a major role in whether you’re happy or not? You may find that hard to believe, but it’s true. And that’s not just the case after you’ve eaten too much or consumed a truckload of chocolate. It’s actually because your sense of wellbeing is connected to the bacteria in your gut. More specifically – the balance between good and bad bacteria.
I’m not anti antibiotics, but…
Recent findings show that the use of antibiotic regimens may sometimes be related to depression. The antibiotics can alter your gut microbiota and what’s known as the brain-gut axis. Consequently, if the bacteria in your gut are out of whack, it can increase your risk of depression. If you’d like to check out this study, Google ‘pubmed antibiotics depression gut microbiome’. ⠀
It’s super important that we consider what we put into our bodies and how that might impact on our gut flora. And it’s not just antibiotics that may mess up the careful balance of bacteria in our intestines. I’m sure we all know that processed foods are unhealthy, but did you also know that these are messing with our gut microbiome, along with alcohol and sugary soft drinks? Isn’t it time to cut this stuff from your (and your kids’) diet?
Balance and gut health
Now that we know there’s a problem, what can we do to bring back the balance? One thing I did was to start taking a probiotic. A probiotic is a nutraceutical containing live bacteria that supplements your normal gut flora. For example, each day I take a probiotic that contains 17 billion live cultures from 9 different strains of good bacteria. And every day my gut truly thanks me for it!
Life 9 and gut health
Happy flora = happy us. After all, they say that the way to a man’s happiness is through his stomach. Well, that’s equally true for women! I believe the groundwork for all happiness is good (gut) health. That’s why I take Life 9 from Young Living, every day.
It’s registered with Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration for approved use by adults to:
- Promote healthy digestion.
- Maintain immune system health.
- Support the natural detoxification processes of the gastrointestinal system.
- Aid in the natural cleansing process of the gut.
Want to know more about Life 9 or order your own? Just click here for more info on the Young Living site.
You can also click on the image below to take you to our Life 9 edition of Let’s Talk About… on Youtube. Jeremy and I talk more about Life 9 – along with our normal silliness. (well, Jeremy’s anyway!)
Gut health – the new frontier
It’s fascinating that health researchers see the gut as the new frontier of health science and health professionals are starting to take gut health much more seriously. There’s so much that you can do to keep your gut happy and keep YOU happy too!
Oh, and if your gut is already happy and you’re still struggling with negative emotions, check out my article on Essential Oils for Overcoming Negative Emotions. Lots of good stuff to help you get back to a better place.