Have you hit that dip in the summer where you might have indulged in too much fun food and drinks at the Mid-State Fair or at this summer‘s barbecues and you’re just not feeling your best?
About this time each year, clients begin to complain about digestive issues (e.g., heartburn, indigestion, & constipation), as well as bad skin health. It’s likely due to everything that accompanies that fun in the sun—an overindulgence in hotdogs, hamburgers, desserts, alcohol, and chips.
Why does overindulgence create havoc? Ample research* shows that 70% of our health is in our gut, which is an enormous endocrine organ. It absorbs essential nutrients and makes a number of hormones. Thus, when something is out of balance there, it affects much of our body and mind. When things are working well, it can provide us with health, good immunity, and youthful looking skin. Its rich supply of nerves has earned its name “gut brain,” and it’s also literally connected to the brain in our heads via the vagus nerve. It’s not surprising then that our brain is most affected by nutrition. The healthier your gut is, the healthier your brain is and the happier you will be because 90% of serotonin (the “feel good” hormone) is made in the gut.*
Since we have trillions of strains of gut bacteria, however, you’re likely not going to be able to get all you need through food. Since probiotics are affected by moisture, stomach acid and other factors, we’ve done a lot of research to select the specific one we carry at The Spa. Always check with your doctor before going on any supplements, especially if you’re on any medication.
There are 8 particular probiotics that are especially powerful for your gut and skin. We sell a high quality internal probiotic and also carry a specific skin product called LaFlore that specifically keeps the bacteria on your face balanced. If you want to heal your gut, reach out to Ali, our Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach to do a four-week health reset.
I wish you all the best and optimal health!
Kitty (Owner) & Ali (Manager & Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach)