When battling gut health, there are endless amounts of tips and suggestions on where to get started. From adjusting your diet to taking supplements and medications, the list of options is not only endless, but also overwhelming. And when it comes to our gut health and striving for balance and regularity, being overwhelmed is often the last thing we want to add to our lives.
Over the past 10 years, I have trial and error-ed many of these solutions in an attempt to help heal my leaky gut and manage my IBS: from the elimination diet to fiber supplements to making a meal out of fermented sauerkraut. And through my endless attempts, I was able to narrow in on 6 lifestyle changes that have truly helped me find the balance I've been searching for.
Because of my own progress in gut healing, I knew I had to share these tips with those who are struggling just like I was. I am neither a doctor nor a nutritionist, but I am someone who has lived through the pain and stress of an unhealthy gut. I know how important it is to have the appropriate research and professional guidance when making a change in your health. But if you're someone who has made multiple attempts in bettering your own gut health with no avail, I empathize.
As a fellow gut-health warrior, I truly hope this guide helps you in navigating a solution that works for you and your health, as you try to heal your own gut.
I would like to thank my lovely husband, Colin Hanson, for taking the time to revise this book for me. Editting a book about your spouse's bowel movements is not a dreamy task. And for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I would also like to thank my dear friend, Brittany Gorno, for lending an ear during my frantic late night creative sessions while writing this book. And for giving open, honest, and loving feedback through the process. You, my friend, are a keeper.