We all know that healthy food intake is important for our bodies, but we are not sure what is truly healthy or not when it comes to our specific needs.
And we often see media tell us to take this or that, instant fix, no big deal. But it’s never getting to the root cause of what’s causing those symptoms. Thus we need to shift our conversation from symptom management to long-term health management. (See also: healing your mom body.)
Why is Gut Health Important in Health Management
Gut health plays a vital role in every single aspect of our health. And what you eat has a literal domino effect on your body, so we have to be conscious of our food intake.
And nutrition is not a one-size fit all thing. Nutrition coach Lahana advised that we have to take an individual-wise diet approach. Because we may see a lot of health tips and food recommendations online (like adding spinach into your smoothie.) But for some people, these tips may do more harm than good (because spinach is inflammatory for some!)
Gut health and women’s cycles
One of the things I emphasize in my courses is how our bodies are cyclical. There are days where we are energized and feel productive, while there are days where we just need to rest all day. And it’s natural. Tapping into those rhythms can give us more grace and higher productivity. Knowing your hormonal cycles can affect the quality of your life.
And the good thing is, determining gut health also taps into how we can better manage our irregular cycles. We can take back control of our energies by just taking care of our gut!
Tune in to this episode to learn more about how we can take better care of our overall health!
Other life-changing lessons in this episode…
- How to determine if our gut is healthy
- The effects of undereating and overeating on your gut health
- Managing stress, blood sugar, and nutrient deficiencies
- Managing irregular ovulation cycles through gut health
- Determining environmental toxins that commonly affect women
“The stress in your body is never because of just one thing. It’s always a compound of a bunch of different things.” – Lahana Vigliano
It’s important to determine the root cause of why a symptom is happening in the first place. And the first step to getting better health is testing, then seeking a health professional that could help you. Because testing will determine where you need to focus!
Lahana Vigliano is a board-certified clinical nutritionist and the founder + CEO of Nuvitru Wellness. She has her undergraduate in Nutrition Science and is finishing her Master’s degree this year in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. Lahana is starting her doctorate next year in 2022! She realized her passion for integrative and preventive medicine when she was pre-med, which led her to switch careers to nutrition. Nuvitru Wellness helps women use food as medicine to help balance hormones and improve digestive function. Outside of running a business and going to school, she is a mama of two and a wife!
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