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How to get your GI Tract Healthy Again

A diet with fruits and vegetables can help your GI Tract We put our bodies through a lot of stress sometimes, and most of the time, our body is good at telling us when we’ve put it through the ringer. Our gut is no different. When we don’t eat a balanced diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle in general, our digestive system can get out-of-whack. Here are some quick tips on keeping your GI tract’s balance.

1. Eliminate suspect foods. If you think you have food sensitivities or a food allergy, try an elimination diet. Cut out the most common foods linked to food sensitivities such as gluten, dairy, yeast, corn, soy and eggs. Try this for a week or two and monitor any changes in how you feel and if your symptoms go away.

2. Treat possible infections or overgrowth of bad bacteria. Parasites, small bowel bacteria, and yeasts can all inhibit proper gut function. You must treat these infections if you want to heal.

3. Eat whole, unprocessed foods. Going simple gives your system a break from having to digest and figure out what to do with the processed food to feed it. Make sure to include plenty of fiber from foods like vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds and whole grains.

4. Replenish your digestive enzymes. When you don’t have a sufficient amount of digestive enzymes, you can’t properly convert the foods you eat into the raw materials necessary to run your body and brain. Take broad-spectrum digestive enzymes with your food to solve the problem.

5. Omega-3 Supplement. Take extra omega-3 supplements, which help cool inflammation in the gut.

6. Rebuild your rain forest of friendly bacteria. Probiotic supplements help you rebuild the healthy bacteria that is vital for your digestive system’s proper functioning.

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