Gut health is the foundation for so many other bodily functions. An unhealthy gut interferes with weight loss, athletic performance, and the immune system.  Here are 9 articles to help you restore your gut flora and prevent digestive disturbances that interfere with training and life.

 

How to Tell If Your Gut Bugs Are Out Of Whack (Peter Curcio)

Last week I talked about gut bacteria and obesity. Today we’re looking at some methods used to assess the balance of bacteria in the gut.

 

5 Quick Tips for Healthy Guts and a Healthier Immune System (Lindsey Mathews)

Did you know the biggest part of your immune system is your gastrointestinal tract? Your guts are the first line of defense against intruders. Here are 5 tips to bolster your immune system.

 

Dissecting Anti-Nutrients: A Closer Look at Saponins (Peter Curcio)

Saponins are in quinoa, legumes, soybeans, and potatoes. You may have heard how bad they are for you, but what are they? And are they really that big of a deal?

 

Gluten Gone Wild: What Is It & What Is It Doing To Our Guts? (Peter Curcio)

You've heard gluten is bad, but do you know what it is exactly and why it's bad? Do you know why you shouldn't eat it, even if it doesn't feel different when you don't eat it? Read on for the answers.

 

Everybody Poops, Part 1: When the Going Gets Tough (Traver H. Boehm)

Everybody poops. It’s true. I poop. Hopefully, you poop. But sometimes the act goes smoother than others. Here are some tips on how to get things moving again.

 

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The Real Reasons Your Guts Need Fermented Foods (Heidi L. George)

Kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi - what do these have in common? They are fermented foods and provide health benefits for your body. Read on to find out why fermented foods are good for you.

 

Everybody Poops, Part 2: Every Which Way But Loose (Traver H. Boehm)

Our bathroom talk continues this week with a look at loose stools, what causes them and how to make them more of a solid part of your life.

 

Gut Bacteria and Obesity: A Hidden Connection? (Peter Curcio)

Do you or your clients seem to gain weight no matter how little you eat? It could be your guts. The bacteria in our bodies are affected by the foods we eat, sometimes with disastrous results.

 

The Four Rs: How to Restore Optimal Gut Health (Brad Sly)

Alright, so you know why you need good bacteria in your guts, and maybe you've determines your guts need some help - now what? Here are the Four Rs of getting your guts back in working order.

 

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