Qualified Naturopath Roberta Muzzarelli is now practicing on the Cooloola Coast and says being kind to your gut can make you happy
The lifestyle choices of today can have a long term impact on our health. Stress, ageing, diet and medication can all really affect the nutrient absorption of the food we are eating.
Adding prebiotic food such as kimchi and sauerkrauts to our daily routine can help feed the good bacteria in our gut.
IBS and reflux sufferers could benefit by having 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in warm water 30 mins before main meals to ensure a good production and release of hydrochloric acid from the stomach to aid digestion.
If for some reason you are experiencing an unpleasant burning feeling, it would be recommended to investigate with further testing as it might be a sign of something else, like perhaps an ulcer.
Nutrients like Glutamine and a good quality probiotic can also have a tremendous impact on decreasing gut inflammation and repairing gut walls.
Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid involved in gut health, and it is also of benefit for muscle growth as well as being one of main basics for neurotransmitter production in our brain.
After all – 80% of our serotonin (the Happy Hormone) gets produced in our gut!
If you have any further questions, I am available for consultations and you can reach me on 0473 408 359. I am a Qualified Naturopath and Herbalist and have been practicing since 2007.