Processed sugar & carbs (especially gluten and grains) imbalance the microbiome, cause inflammation, and also contributes to swings in mood and energy.
Trans fats are often used in processed food and baked goods and spike inflammation. Avoid all vegetable and seed oils and stick with minimally processed fats like butter, tallow, lard, ghee, coconut oil, and olive oil.
Chemicals in toxic antibacterial household cleaners wipe out bacteria and reduces our own resilience.
Antibiotic overuse destroys the microbiome – antibiotics are a powerful tool, but you need to be aware of their consequences and plan accordingly.
Fortunately, you can easily rebuild your microbiome. Most important here is to eat real
food, and avoid processed artificial food-like substances!
Whole fruits, fermented vegetables and a variety of high-quality animal fat and protein help provide great conditions for beneficial bacteria to thrive.
Fermented foods like real pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, and homemade yogurt, as well as probiotic supplements, are rich with beneficial bacteria that help re-populate our microbiome and help our internal ecosystem flourish.
And remember, it doesn’t need to be all or nothing. Health is a journey, and any step in the right direction makes the next one even easier.