Although the clock hasn’t struck 2022, the Kean Team wants to guide you to revive your gut after a very silly season. The holiday season has many feeling bloated, tired, immune-compromised, and in need of a gut microbiome reset.
Your gut microbiome is an ecosystem of good and bad bacteria living in your belly. It impacts your digestive system and influences your physical and emotional well-being. So we think that Step 1 to feeling better, is to check your GUT!
This 6 step guide includes how to check your gut, beverages to balance your gut health, a gut reset guide, probiotics, and more. It’s your one-stop shop to gut health essentials to boost your mood and more now through 2022 (and beyond).
TEST WITH KEAN HEALTH GUT +
Kean Gut+ provides a comprehensive gut microbiome analysis using advanced whole metagenomic sequencing. Our in-depth result report will help you gain personalized and valuable insights into the status of your gut health. Stop guessing. Start Testing. Your gut deserves it.
RESET WITH Adios Candida GUT RESET
If you get here, you're making strides…but we aren’t all experts in gut health yet. So, let Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach, Shannon (@adioscandida), guide you through a 7 day gut reset to start your year. 7 days of meals, tips & tools to help you target your gut health & start feeling better in one week.
FOCUS ON YOUR DIET
Let’s get serious for a second about your diet. This is the quickest and simplest factor in reviving your gut. To increase your microbial diversity, pack your plate with more fiber-rich foods, such as fruits, vegetables and legumes. These fiber-rich foods are also linked to an increase in short chain fatty acids.
For better sleep, mood, stress, and less anxiety, increase GABA production with fermented foods such as kimchi, kefir, yogurt, and cheese. These are just a few of the many recommendations that you’ll find in your Kean Health Gut+ report.
TAKE JETSON PROBIOTICS
Probiotics are living microorganisms packed with health benefits that impact your body and brain. Ever heard of the gut-brain connection? Pre and Probiotic supplements are an easy way to give your body a daily dose of the good bacteria it needs to operate - but not all probiotics are created equal.
Our friends at Jetson offer clinically-backed, multistrain formulations to improve your digestion, gut, mental and overall health. Jetson's claim to fame is their Seasonal Probiotic Formulation - with one subscription, you get a fresh bottle of hand-picked probiotic and vitamins sent monthly, and a new formulation sent every season.
SWAP YOUR DRINKS
Swap the sugary sodas, calorie-packed cocktails, and iced lattes for gut friendlier options. Hydrate with water, and add lemon. Lemon is a great source of pectin, which is a probiotic. Try green, black, and oolong teas for GABA production. Our team’s personal favorite gut friendly drink brand is Olipop. Their natural ingredients promote healthy digestion by feeding the microbiome, with a combination of plant fiber, prebiotics and botanicals.
MOVE YOUR BODY
If it's cold, moving outside will be sure to warm you up. Exercising outside can be particularly beneficial to building your microbial diversity. Exposure to outdoor bacteria can enrich your gut microbiome even more. Try to do 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise at least 5 days per week. Go for a brisk walk, jump on your bike, find an outdoor class, or work out at home. Exercise improves your microbiome.
Here’s to good gut feelings & a healthier you in 2022!