By: Daisy Hemmen
Gut health is a health buzz term these days, and for good reason - having good gut health is imperative to one’s overall health and wellbeing. There are a multitude of ways that one’s gut environment impacts the body’s functioning as a whole, including but not limited to: Digestion, nutrient-absorption, quality of sleep, weight management, skin health, and even mental health. With the influence one’s gut health has on his/her overall health, it’s no wonder everyone is talking about it!
Functional nutritionist and clinical herbalist Lauryn Barris is featured on Boody’s IGTV x Sessions today to teach our community four convenient and accessible ways to improve our gut health. Lauryn’s MS in integrative nutrition and herbal medicine, combined with over a decade of clinical experience working one-on-one with clients, has taught her exactly how to set people up for success when it comes to improving their health (no surprise, she says it all starts in the gut!).
When asked why gut health is just so imperative to overall health, Lauryn offers the explanation that a well-functioning and balanced gut microbiome calls the shots when it comes to the body’s ability to breakdown food and absorb nutrients. Think of it this way - if a person with poor gut health is eating a diet of clean and healthy foods, the body won’t even be able to absorb all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that the food contains. Rectifying and prioritizing gut health is a way to ensure our bodies’ cells are able to receive the nutrients we feed them. By implementing Lauryn’s convenient strategies to improve gut health, we are well on our way to improving the guts functions, and in turn, our overall health.
The best part of Lauryn’s gut health tips? They’re accessible to all! The goal of this video is to show people ways to conveniently improve gut health with a few simple shifts in lifestyle - and by watching, you will learn just that.
Try these tips out for yourself and see the variety of improvements a healthy gut makes in your life!