Your Health, Your Gut, and Detoxing

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Your Health, Your Gut, and Detoxing

Your Health, Your Gut, and Detoxing

Your Health, Your Gut, and Detoxing

Your Health, Your Gut, and Detoxing

Gut health is critical to our well-being so it’s important to keep it healthy and make sure it’s able to perform its many functions including detoxifying the body.

So what is the gut and what does it do?

Like most people, you probably know the basics, that it’s in your abdominal area and it’s involved in digestion. Well to put it simply, the gut is the gastrointestinal tract aka the digestive system. It starts at the mouth and travels down to the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and ends at the anus.

This network of organs has a very important job to do, it breaks down the food you eat into essential nutrients, which your body then uses for energy, growth and repair. So the next time you heal from an injury or go for your evening jog around the block, thank your digestive system for making that possible.

It’s also important to know that about 80% of our immune system is in our gut and a substantial amount of our bodies’ serotonin, your happy hormone, is also produced in the gut. Serotonin helps regulate your mood, sleep, appetite, digestion, learning ability, and memory. So what does that mean for you? Well, if your gut health is off, it can affect your ability to fight off infections and research has shown that poor gut health can lead to health problems including, cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders, diabetes, and cancers to name just a few.

So let’s talk detox.

During our lifetime, we’re exposed to numerous toxins. These enter our bodies through inhalation, absorption, ingestion, and injection. As we know, toxins are poisonous substances that can potentially cause illness. Luckily, our bodies have a way of naturally removing toxins from our systems thanks to the superstar duo of the liver and kidneys.

However, sometimes people want to give their bodies’ natural detoxifying ability a bit of a boost by doing a detoxification, otherwise known as a “detox”.

Now I know that when many of us hear the word detox, it can conjure up all sorts of images in our minds. Endless juicing of every fruit and vegetable known to man, cups of bitter teas, strange supplements, frequent trips to the bathroom, and so on and so on.

Doesn’t sound all that pleasant does it?

My experience with detoxifying goes back to my childhood. As a kid growing up in Trinidad, it was common practice to go through our annual purge. Leaves of the senna bush, a natural laxative, were brewed into a tea and given to all the kids. A  few hours after drinking it, the purge would start and let me tell you it was horrendous.  I’ll spare you the details but let’s just say that the memories of it still make me shudder.

So as you can see my first experiences with detoxifying were terrible, but I never lost my interest in good health practices, healthy eating and nutrition and living an overall healthy lifestyle. I sought to learn ways to help optimize the detoxification process and I learned that we can do this by doing the following:

Eating nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables

The list of these is endless but for a quick tip, try crucifers like arugula, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower.  They’re anti-inflammatory and are packed with powerful antioxidants. 

Taking B vitamins

B vitamins help create new blood cells and convert food into energy, aka metabolism. They also maintain our body tissues including our skin and brain cells.

I use Isotonix Advanced B-Complex™, which contains all the B vitamins along with magnesium and potassium. I’ve found that this supplement has contributed to me getting quality sleep so I feel more rested, energetic, and better able to function throughout the day.

Advanced B-Complex

Taking probiotics

Our guts contain both helpful and harmful bacteria. Probiotics are microorganisms comprised mostly of bacteria and yeast and work as “good” bacteria which helps stop the “bad” bacteria from growing out of control and negatively affecting our health. The right balance of “good” bacteria vs. “bad” bacteria assist in supporting immune function, controlling inflammation, and digestion.

I take Probiotics 10™ which provides 10 scientifically chosen probiotic strains for comprehensive support. I use this year-round and it is a key component of my daily supplement arsenal for good health.

So now that you know that the body naturally detoxifies itself and ways to help it along, now is your chance to get in on the action. 

Probiotics 10

Why not try some new recipes with the vegetables I listed? They're easy to prepare and work well steamed or in a stir-fry. If you’re looking to add probiotics but are not big on dairy, you could try kombucha, it’s refreshing and delicious!  In a later post, I will share a few delicious recipes with you. 


By the way, If you have any questions or thoughts on what I’ve shared I encourage you to reach out. You can leave me a comment or reach out to me via, [email protected].

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Cheers to Healthy Living,

Miss C   


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