This week we’re looking at the science behind the expression “think with your gut.”
Today, I’m going to offer some of my best tips for keeping your gut happy and your mind healthy.
Since the key to keeping your gut functional is having a functional microbiota, many of these foods involve bacteria or culture through processes like fermenting and curing.
Here are some of my recipes for incorporating these foods into your diet:
- Healthy Creamed Spinach
- Homemade Frozen Yogurt
- Korean Style Cold Shirataki Noodle Salad with Tempeh and Homemade Kimchi
Resistant starches are an easy way to produce beneficial short chain fatty acids that repair the gut:
These need to be all started slow, especially if you have dysbiosis or SIBO.
Supplements And Probiotics
Probiotics are ways to introduce beneficial microorganisms into your gut. Some of these probiotics are psychobiotics whose microorganisms specifically improve mental health.
- For Depression using B. Infantis
- For Stress using B. Longum (decreases morning waking cortisol)
- For Inflammation using L. Reuteri (and may help Autism)
Things to do:
Things to Avoid:
TLDR: Try foods that use bacteria when they’re made like fermented foods or yogurts and introduce some probiotics.
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