Often, your body shape is something you’re born with. But no matter what you look like, there are lots of things you can do to be healthy. Exercise can help you get rid of deeper fat and build muscle, even if your weight stays the same. And if you lose weight, regular workouts can help you keep it off. Try to get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days of the week. Building muscle with weights or yoga can also help.
Eat for a Healthy Body Shape
Trans fats and sweetened foods and drinks seem to boost belly fat. Eat a diet focused on vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. And look for lean protein like skinless chicken, fish, eggs, beans, and low-fat dairy.
Why Gut Health, Why Now?
“All disease begins in the gut”
While not every disease can be linked to gut health, the list of diseases being linked to dysfunctional microbiomes includes manyhuman chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and asthma, as well as a long list of autoimmune diseases.
From eczema to poor immune health, it seems that our gut health influences much more than we previously realized. It is now estimated that over 3/4 of our immune system resides in our intestinal tract, with over 500 species of bacteria present.
Overall, there are ten times the number of bacteria in the body as actual human cells, and this colonization of bacteria (good or bad) can weigh up to three pounds. With such a large concentration of bacteria in our bodies, it is logical that we depend rather heavily on them for health.
Modern Western society relies heavily on pasteurization which irradiates and processes out any naturally occurring beneficial bacteria while at the same time feeding harmful bacteria with a feast of processed starches and sugars.
From the time of our birth we pick up and are exposed to a myriad of diverse bacteria, both good and bad, but it’s this exposure to them that promotes the growth and health of our immune system and overall natural defenses against disease and sickness.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the norm anymore. More often, the balance of good bacteria is altered by an abundance of starches/sugars/vegetable oils in the diet or destroyed completely by antibiotic use or other pharmaceuticals. Lack of exposure to bacteria in environment and food further aggravate this problem.
Many studies show that what we eat, as well as where we live, work or play may play a large role in determining if we have allergies, bad skin, digestive issues or even more severe diseases such as autism or cancer. It’s because of the gut’s direct link to the brain, as it is often called the ‘Second Brain’, that keeping it healthy is so important.
Beneficial bacteria is necessary to properly digest food (especially starches) and to absorb nutrients. It plays a big role in overall immunity. With the rise of digestive problems like IBS, Crohn’s disease, Celiac Disease, colitis, allergies, etc., a good dose of beneficial bacteria certainly wouldn’t hurt.
Avisae has taken a forward approach to gut health by developing a line of products that foster the growth of a healthy microbiome as well as encourage improved gut function.
Love Your Gut™ products are clinically proven to help restore healthy gut function, aid in digestion, reduce stress and anxiety, promote weight-loss, and assist in the absorption of essential nutrients and vitamins the body needs. Avisae’s systematic approach of enzymes, probiotics, adaptogens, gut repair and e2 oils were designed for YOU, with a commitment to maximum quality, shareability, portability, delicious taste, and efficacy.