This is a question I get all the time, and I love it.
Because if you’ve ever bought the “one size fits all” leggings, you soon realize that it’s not magic.
One size does not fit all – because we are different and unique in our own ways.
However, that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible, or about to take years of your life.
Here you’ll find exactly why your gut health is important and the steps you should take in order to heal your gut in the quickest way possible for YOU!
What's Got Your Gut Down?
Before we jump to it, your gut is the part of your digestive tract that contains the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.
This region is crucial for the overall health of your body since the gut alone regulates hormones, weight, immunity, mental health, and so much more.
And you might be asking how so? How is one region of your body THAT important?
Well, it comes down to the microbiome and the surface area of 300 square meters (the length of your gut, and also the size of a house) of digestive tract.
This region is made up of bacteria – which most people jump back and go “OH HECK NO, I DON’T WANT THAT!”
But the real deal is that we do want bacteria – we just want GOOD bacteria.
Bacteria is Good? Will It Speed Up the Process?
Yes – bacteria can and will heal your gut, but it’s not the type you’re probably thinking about.
When I say bacteria, I mean the microbes found in foods that will either work in our benefit and favor, versus the ones that will end up causing inflammation and bloating.
This comes down to the foods that we choose to incorporate in our diet.
And while I am not 100% a holistic coach, I do emphasize the natural process of giving the body the nutrients and resources we need in order to heal.
For instance, probiotics are always highly encouraged when healing your gut. This is because this supplement is made up of the beneficial strains of microbes that work to HEAL the gut. So taking these will definitely expediate the process of restoring the gut.
But if we eat foods that are inflammatory (see a complete Eat This, Not That list HERE to get a better idea), we are HURTING the digestive tract. So we are hindering our body from being able to fix itself and operate at an optimal rate.
Your gut repopulates itself with this good or bad bacteria every two to three weeks so having a strict diet filled with nutrients, anti inflammatory foods and probiotics, the results can appear sooner than you’d imagine.
What You Have Depends On How You Heal...
The great thing is that healing your gut pretty much follows the same path from a natural and holistic standpoint – unless your doctor tells you that you need infusions or other additional treatments.
Those who have experiences with autoimmune disorders, food sensitivities, and other inflammatory health issues are estimated to heal any time between two to twelve weeks.
For me personally, I went YEARS without knowing I had a gluten intolerance, and that I was slowly poisoning my digestive tract each day with an irritant.
Hence, I was on the longer side – but I can honestly tell you, it’s possible and the incredible results will blow your mind!
- Skyrocketed energy
- Clearer skin
- Saying goodbye to bloating/inflammation
- Controlling weight
- Regulating hormones
- Increased immunity
And a whole bunch more.
Taking Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivities Into Account
Most people who have gut related issues take a round about way to discover that the issue is their gut itself.
This is because of (as mentioned previously) how many regions of the body the gut controls.
So when I started out, I began with bloating, skin breakouts, and a mental health down spiral.
But when we think of our stomach, the only symptom that really seems to align with our gut would be the bloating.
So if you’re here, you are in the right place! Because I’m here to tell you to check out your gut if any of these symptoms sound like you!
One of the greatest diagnoses that go unnoticed and undiagnosed are food intolerances and sensitivities, especially related to gluten.
Only 1/3 of people experience the symptoms one would associate with celiac disease, while most others experience seemingly unrelated symptoms like anxiety, depression, and skin issues. This means that only 5% of those who suffer from celiac disease ever end up being diagnosed and treated.
Those with gluten sensitivity usually also fly under the radar for a very long time (me!) so by the time they start treatment it can take up to six months of due diligence to heal the intestinal tract from the inflammatory reactants.
Hence, there’s not an easy answer to exactly how long it will take. But it does take 21 days to start a habit, thus why we created the 21 Day Gut Health Challenge in order to get you on the tract you need until you are fully healed!
Because to be honest, gut health can be healed as quickly as 2 weeks, or as long as 2 years. It just depends on the condition of our intestinal tract and how diligent we remain to the process of healing.
So Then How Does One Heal Their Gut Quicky?
Patience, diligence, and support.
Those are the three best core realms of advice I can provide for the mental outlook it takes while approaching the process.
Sometimes it’s not easy. Some days your stomach will bloat because you are detoxing, and you’ll get mad that your body is the way it is.
I have grabbed my pouch of a stomach and pouted more times than I could count.
But just remember – you are strong. You are beyond capable. And you deserve to feel as amazing as you are!
My issues started in my early twenties, so when everyone was going out partying, I was holding my kombucha and researching how to get through the next day.
For a full breakdown of my best tips, be sure to check out the “The Ultimate Gut Health Guide: How to Heal Your Digestive Tract Instantly!”
Or if you’re ready to dive in and get started with the complete guide to avoid all the blood, sweat, tears – check out the 21 Day Gut Health Challenge and kickstart your journey to the healthiest you’ve ever been today!