Podcast Episode 173: How to Have a Healthy Gut

Are you one of the many people who are struggling with gut health issues? Founder of the Healthy Gut Company, Steven Wright shares his personal journey toward healing his gut, as well as some strategies that we can implement to support our digestive system.


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Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • How digestive enzymes work
  • The importance of hydrochloric acid
  • Why so many people have a hydrochloric acid deficiency
  • Some of the biggest factors that contribute to an unhealthy gut
  • The specific carbohydrate diet (SCD)
  • Systemic enzyme therapy

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the biggest reasons why many of us experience so much bloating is because we have issues with low stomach acid.
  • Food, water, and air are the biggest human consumption variables on a daily basis when it comes to our health. The quality of those ingredients matters to our overall outcome.
  • If you’re on an elimination diet for longer than three months, you begin to create your own dysbiosis in the microbiome.
  • Taking out complex carbohydrates from your diet can create more food sensitivities, more food reactions, and less oral tolerance over time.
  • The specific carbohydrate diet is a version of a FODMAP style diet where you’re not eating anything processed out of a wrapper or package. It’s a whole food diet where you’re cutting out as many complex carbohydrates as you can.


Action Steps:

  • Consider going on the specific carbohydrate diet. Eliminate the foods that are giving you problems and attempt to reintroduce them as quickly as possible.
  • If you’re having an IBD flare, start with the intro diet along with the specific carbohydrate diet. This means eating all cooked meats, fruits, and vegetables and nothing raw. 
  • Support your body with all the mechanical needs it might be missing at the moment to break down foods.
  • If you want to protect your gut, eat a lot of fermented foods, say a gratitude prayer before you eat, slow down, and try to eat a wide range of foods.
  • Find a supplement that’s going to cover your pancreatic enzymes, your brush border enzymes, and microbiome enzymes all in the same capsule. You also want to try to find something with minerals added to it.
  • Take enzymes with your meals and before bed. Also, don’t be afraid to experiment with your enzyme dosages.
  • If you’re in a bad place, like if you’re someone who has refractory IBD or you’re headed into the hospital, one of the coolest things you can do is give your gut a break by doing a 24- or 36- or 48-hour water fast.


Steven said:

“The hope… is that if you supplement with [HCl] long enough and you rebuild the natural processes, you reabsorb all your minerals, and you kind of train your stomach how to work, you will end up usually coming off of HCl.”


“The systemic part of enzymes can not be understated, and I think it’s one of the most underrated anti-aging tools… It’s really cool from an anti-aging standpoint.”


Thanks for listening!


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Links to things we talk about in the show:

  • Whether you suffer from embarrassing diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, heartburn, or autoimmune diseases that cause debilitating pain, you can restore your gut and transform your life, becoming your best self from the inside out. Check out Steven’s amazing gut health products and save $15 off over at Healthygut.com with the coupon code – HEALTHYHORMONES. If you’re in the US, get free shipping too!
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