Podcast Episode 178: Gut Health 101 + 9 Gut Healing Strategies

Are you worried about how the coming holidays might impact your gut? Tune in as we dive into “Gut Health 101” and learn the 9 strategies that you can implement to support your gut health.


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Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • Samantha’s gut story
  • Why the gut is so important
  • The everyday symptoms of digestive disorders
  • What causes an unhealthy gut
  • How chronic stress causes an unhealthy gut flora
  • What happens when you have a leaky gut
  • The gut and the hormone connection
  • What you can do to heal and support your gut


Key Takeaways:

  • Prescription drugs, medications, and the pill cause leaky gut. They destroy the lining of the gut and also cause nutrient deficiencies.
  • Our gut plays a role in our everyday mood.
  • There are over 400 known, diverse bacterial species, and we are pretty much 90% bacteria.
  • Gut bacteria produce essential nutrients and allow for greater nutrient bioavailability. They impact our health, vitality, immunity, and hormones. They protect us against food allergies and intolerances, and they’re really important for cognition, memory, and brain health. 
  • Gut bacteria also aid in weight loss ability.
  • Our gut is our second brain, and it’s so powerful. If our gut health and our digestive system are off, they start to throw everything off about our health.
  • So many diseases and symptoms stem from gut issues, so it’s really important that we prioritize healing and supporting our gut health.


Action Steps:

  • Some simple things that you can do every day:
  1. Ditch the toxins.
  2. Hydrate.
  3. Eat fermented veggies.
  4. Include some bone broth in your diet.
  5. Manage your stress.
  6. Get good quality sleep.
  7. Detox.
  8. Include fermentable fibers and prebiotics in your diet.
  9. Supplements with probiotics, L-glutamine, digestive enzymes, etc.
  • When it comes to parasite and candida cleansing, make sure to work with a practitioner, get the right testing, and have the right support. You need somebody who knows how to review your testing appropriately and provide the necessary protocols.


Samantha said:

“Your gut barrier is really important, and we want to do all that we can to manage that and keep those mucosal cells really, really tight.”


“Leaky gut and bad gut flora are common because of our modern lifestyle, and if you have a leaky gut, you probably have bad gut flora and vice versa. And when your gut flora and your gut barrier are impaired, you will be inflamed.”


Thanks for listening!


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Links to things we talk about in the show:

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