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10 Takeaways from Netflix’s “Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut”

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Hey bestie, it’s your Internet BFF, Kaylannk here! Let’s talk gut health. 

We all know that feeling of intuition – that “gut instinct” that whispers wisdom. But did you know your gut is the home to trillions of tiny tenants influencing your health?

Netflix’s new doc, “Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Gut,” dives deep into this topic taking us on a journey into the world of our microbiome, the gut bacteria that plays a role in our digestion and mood. So, grab a green smoothie (good for your gut) and let’s dive into 10 key takeaways from the doc:

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  1. Your Gut is a Powerhouse: It’s not just about breaking down food! The gut microbiome is linked to brain function, immunity, and even mental health. Taking care of your gut is taking care of your whole self.
  2. We’re All Different: The doc explores how our individual gut bacteria can influence how we absorb nutrients and react to food.
  3. Fiber is Your Friend: Remember the saying one apple a day keeps the doctor away? Turns out, they were onto something! Fiber feeds the good bacteria in your gut, keeping your digestion and gut healthy.
  4. Sugar Crash Or Sugar Chaos?: Added sugars wreak havoc on your gut flora.
  5. Listen to Your Body: The documentary highlights the gut-brain connection, emphasizing that your intuition about what makes your tummy rumble is probably right.
  6. Sweat it Out: Physical activity helps to diversify your gut bacteria, keeping that microbiome in tip-top shape.
  7. Sleep is for the Gut Too: When you’re sleep-deprived, your gut bacteria take a hit.
  8. Stress Less: Feeling overwhelmed? It shows in your gut! Chronic stress can disrupt your microbiome.
  9. Try Fermented Foods: Fermented favorites like kimchi, kombucha, and yogurt are full of probiotics, bacteria that keeps your gut ecosystem healthy.
  10. Talk to Your Doctor: While the doc is full of fascinating info, it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. If you’re experiencing gut issues, contact your doctor to develop a personalized plan for you.

Remember, a healthy gut is a happy gut, and a happy gut is key to overall health and well-being. 

Written with lots of care, 

Kaylannk

Your Internet BFF

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P.S. Share in the comments below your favorite gut-healthy recipes.

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