Amy Shah, MD, an Ivy League-trained, double board certified physician, is one of the few doctors who masterfully integrates mainstream medicine with Eastern thought and a mind-body approach. This week, we're thrilled to share Dr. Shah's expertise in a new series on total gut health. To learn more, head to her new mindbodygreen course: The 7-Day Gut Reset: How To Get Your Digestion Back On Track In Just One Week.
The gut has become a big area of interest for me and many other physicians, thanks to its close relationship to our immune system, brain, and metabolism. I’ve been fascinated by the incredible research that's emerging on fecal transplants, the gut-brain connection and immunology of the gut — it really is the future of medicine.
And so when patients or friends ask me how to boost their immune system, get more energy or lose fat, I always tell them that the power is in their gut.
Now let's get specific. If you’re looking to focus on healing your gut for optimal health, there are a few simple rules you can use every day to promote better gut health. Here's what I recommend: