This week we heard a statement that smacked us between the eyes.
“We are NOT what we eat. We are what we absorb”.
“We are what we absorb” applies to many things. What we watch, read and listen to as well as what we use everyday like cleaning products and of course skincare.
The conversation we heard was actually about nutrition. Chef Pete Evans speaking with a lady named Maria Hunt, and the topic of healthy digestion really got the cogs turning in the old noggins because of a few burning questions we received of late.
What it boils down to is that even if you are eating the healthiest diet in the world, you won’t reap all of the benefits if your digestion is out of whack.
Without enzymes and good bacteria in your gut you are unable to absorb all the goodness from food.
We hear from quite a few people about skin problems, and lately we have been trying to help some very lovely people who were lost for answers as to why their skin wasn’t benefiting from their healthy lifestyle.
They were being uber-disciplined with what they eating. Skin aggravating foods were avoided, clean wholesome foods were selected, exercise was a regular feature, and they made natural skincare a ritual. But their skin just wasn’t coming to the party. A similar story we have heard is someone who was trying to drop a few kilos but the weight wouldn’t shift.
Now, it can take some time for all those healthy habits to take effect but the missing piece of the puzzle could have been that their digestion was still off track.
Our guts are an eco-system of over 100 Trillion microorganisms all working for our health, and it’s very easy for our modern lifestyle to easily throw a spanner in the works. Common spanners are
If any of those describes you then the following list from Supercharged Food could be your body’s signal telling you that your digestion needs some TLC.
If you are like us and having our eyes reopened to the importance of good digestion you next question is “how to I improve my gut?”
Luckily for us little grasshoppers it is very simple but may require some lifestyle tweaks. Here are some of the ones we have discovered so far
We have decided that our household is going to embark on the journey of improving our digestion health, as it fits into our philosophy of clean living, clean eating and clean thinking. We may struggle a bit with our I-just-eat-sausages-and-pasta 3 year old, but what’s life without challenges!!?
The thing we’re most excited about getting stuck into is fermented foods. We have bought Sandor Kat’s Wild Fermentation book and can’t wait for it to arrive in the mail (link below)
You are more than welcome to join us on our journey as we would love to hear about the gems of wisdom you discover.
Here is a few resource gems and gut gurus we have stumbled upon so far.
Until next time take care,
Aaron and Phoebe