The human gut is an amazing system of intake, distribution, and elimination. It’s always at work on your behalf, and its balancing act of separating the nutrients you need from the gunk you don’t is something we should never take for granted.
My own gut and I have had a very turbulent relationship, with many ups and downs. I was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 25, as well as a motility disorder of the colon. Then, after a trip abroad, I discovered that a parasite hitched a ride home with me, bringing along its entire family.
After struggling with chronic illness for years, I realized that I had to become an active participant in my own health — and I learned that taking good care of the gut is essential to our well-being. From that moment on, my tummy and I made friends.
Through my personal experience healing my digestive system as well as my work coaching clients through their health challenges, there are a few tips I recommend. Here are eight easy ways to keep your system in peak condition: