Holiday Cheers To Your Gut!

13 ways to a healthier gut

Is that your New Year’s resolution… πŸ‘†πŸΌ do you remember that movie?

Hey there, fabulous friend! 🌸

As we prepare to bid adieu to 2023 and sashay into 2024, I'm here to sprinkle some gut-loving wisdom into your inbox. πŸ’Œ But before we talk about jazzing up your microbiome, let me wish you the most sparkling, joy-filled week leading up to the New Year! Can you believe it's 2024? πŸŽ‰ I'm in Vegas this week with my family, and I have to say, it's game over for so many of our sisters, as they fall victim to the gluttony and free-flowing drinks! Pitiful and incompressible demoralization abounds every slot machine… Needless to say, I'm feeling grateful, and sending prayers to those who need to put down their last drink.

At A Glance:

  • 🌟 Wishing you a sparkling week as we enter 2024 from Vegas

  • πŸ™ Gratefulness and prayers for those struggling with overindulgence

  • 🧁 Holiday indulgence can burden our microbiome with inflammation

  • 🦠 Introducing the microbiome - your body's bustling city of microbes

  • πŸ› οΈ Ultimate GI Repair - a go-to tool for gut health

  • πŸ›οΈ Use code LANE10 for a discount on your purchase

  • πŸ₯‡12 Tips for a healthier gut in the New Year

  • 🧠 Your gut is the "second brain" - treat it well!

  • πŸ—“οΈ Mark January 31st for the Reset Recovery waitlist

  • πŸ’» Get 20% off a year-long membership for online recovery resources

  • πŸ“š Recommended reads for your mind and microbiome

During the holiday season, a time often marked by overindulgence (like what's happening here in Sin City!). Our microbiome may be feeling the weight of excess. It's common during festive periods to treat ourselves a little more than usual (I ordered the cream brulee at Bouchon tonight!), leading to a (FULL)saturated microbiome burdened with inflammation.πŸͺ 😩 OUCH!

Let me share about your gut's BFF, the microbiome. It's like the bustling New York City of your body, but instead of cabs and skyscrapers, it's teeming with trillions of microbes that are vital to your health. πŸŒ†πŸ¦  (I'll be sharing more on this in January.)

To help your microbial metropolis thrive, today, I am introducing you to one of my favorite go-to GUT-changing tools that I use with all my clients. The Ultimate GI Repair by Lvl Up Health this product is like a superhero for your gut, swooping in to support your digestive health and nourish those friendly bacteria. The top three of the ingredients, are peptidesβ€”if you listen to the podcast you know I'm a HUGE fan of peptides!

  • Starting with BPC-157 this peptide is a Body Protection Compound, hence the acronym. It's renowned for its extraordinary healing properties, particularly in the digestive tract. BPC-157 may contribute to the repair and protection of the intestinal lining, which can be beneficial if you're dealing with issues like leaky gut or inflammation. Think of it as the repair crew that patches up potholes along your intestinal highway.

  • KPV is the next ingredient, a tripeptide consisting of Lysine, Proline, and Valine. KPV is known for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. In the context of your gut health, KPV can help soothe inflamed areas and support the body's defense against unwanted microbes. It's like sending in a peacekeeping force to calm down any digestive unrest.

  • Next up is my favorite for gut healing, Larazotide Acetate; this peptide is like a security guard for your gut's tight junctions. It helps to regulate the opening and closing of these junctions, which can prevent substances from leaking through the gut barrier. For those with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, Larazotide Acetate may be particularly beneficial in reducing symptoms associated with gluten ingestion.

So why are these ingredients vital for you? πŸ‘πŸ»

Each ingredient brings a unique set of properties that support the gut's structure, function, and resiliency. By incorporating Ultimate GI Repair into your wellness routine, you're providing an all-in-one toolkit designed to promote healing, reduce inflammation, and maintain a strong and functional digestive system.

With a healthy gut, you're likely to see improvements not just in digestion, but in overall vitality, immunity, and your mood. Now that's what I'm talking about!

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But wait! I have more for you! πŸ†

🌟 12 more sober and sassy ways to pamper your gut for the New Year:

1. Make your own gut-friendly kombucha and sip on it instead of juice or a diet Coke, enjoy its rich probiotic profile for microbiome balance. πŸ§ͺ🍡 

2. Let loose with some interpretive dance, knowing that physical activity can increase microbiome diversityβ€”a boogie for your bugs! πŸŒŸπŸ’ƒ

3. Recite gut-positive mantras to support the mind-gut connection, affirming the symbiotic relationship between mental well-being and digestive health. πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸ’¬ This is actually a real thing, see below. πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

4. Organize a cultured food gala with your best gal pals and showcase the prebiotic and probiotic prowess of delicacies like kimchi and sauerkraut. πŸ₯—πŸŽ‡

5. Dedicate time to blending nutrient-dense smoothies and crafting concoctions that feed your gut flora with essential vitamins and minerals. πŸ“πŸ₯€

6. Invest in optimal hydration, understanding that water is the conduit for nutrient absorption and toxin elimination in the gut. πŸ’¦πŸ₯‚

7. Celebrate high-fiber fare, reinforcing the importance of prebiotics in fostering a robust and resilient intestinal microbiota. 🍲🌾

8. Embrace mindful eating, acknowledging the role of chewing in digestive enzyme secretion and nutrient breakdown. 🧠🍽️ Chew each bite 30 times, I dare you!

9. Indulge in a probiotic regimen, acknowledging these supplements as a restorative retreat for your intestinal lining and immune function. πŸŒΏπŸ’Š

10. Revel in laughter's therapeutic effects, which can reduce stress hormones that negatively impact gut health. πŸ˜†πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ

11. Pursue a life free of artificial additives, recognizing their disruptive potential on the delicate ecosystem within your gut. 🚫🍟

12. Prioritize quality sleep, aligning with research that illustrates our microbiome's circadian rhythms and its impact on overall health. πŸŒ™πŸ’€

Now, let's make this New Year a celebration of wisdom, wellness, and a wide-open mind! Remember, your gut is as sophisticated as you are, so treat it with the same care and respect you'd apply to any cherished aspect of your life. Let that sink in for a minute. πŸ€—

And for a bit more brain-tickling fun:

Did you know that your gut is sometimes referred to as the "second brain"? This is because it contains its own nervous system called the enteric nervous system. So, when you're nurturing your gut, you're also nurturing your mind. Mind-boggling, πŸ€“πŸ§  and super cool, right?!

Keep shining with your intelligence and intention, and here's to a New Year that's as radiant as you are! Thank you for being in the world of recovery.

Warm regards,

Lane + Tamar🌷

Now for a bit of year-end housekeeping! Psst, mark your calendar for January 31st because the Reset Recovery waitlist begins, and you won’t want to miss it! πŸ—“οΈ Sign up here for a 2024 that's gut-happy and spirit-bright!

🚨 But why wait? Get a head start with the online version and score 20% off the year-long membership from now until January. Learn more at Self Preservation and give your gut (and the rest of you) the love it deserves! πŸ’–

Before you go off to conquer the world with your guttastic superpowers, here's a little chuckle to carry you through:

πŸ™ƒ Why did the germ go to the party alone? Because it was an independent organism! πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Did you know? A baby's first exposure to beneficial bacteria is during birth? It's like getting a "welcome to the world" bacterial hug! πŸ€—

πŸ“– P.S. If you love a good read, here are three fantastic books to nourish your mind and microbiome

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