The internationally renowned nutrition and wellness expert Dr. Liz Isenring says that gut health is of paramount importance, most importantly, to a person’s general mental and physical wellbeing.

The Australian professor, who has published over 150 scientific articles and books and whose work is used in more than 40 countries, has helped hundreds of thousands of people upgrade their health and wellness alerts for not listening to the latest diets and loudest voices ‘in the field of health and wellbeing. Instead, she advocates a simple three-pillar ‘Mindset, Menu & Movement’ approach that she developed based on strong scientific principles, not fads.

“Dirty Keto, for example, has gained a following relatively quickly because it’s a pleasing protein-based regimen at face value, but it’s not good for you because it advocates eating lots of bacon and processed meat. And science believes that these foods greatly increase your risk of a wide variety of cancers. “

Currently, there is an increase in popular diets and fads, from the Volumetrics diet to intermittent fasting, and while they can bring some benefits to some people, Dr. Isenring that well-being is a lifestyle choice, not a regimen, and she is concerned that the Covid-19 pandemic has forced many people to spend extended periods of time in their homes, paradoxically leading to an increase in the consumption of many canned and long-lasting foods Shelf life that are high in sugar and / or salt and contain no nutrients of value.

“Seventy percent of our immune tissue is in our gut, and there is strong scientific evidence that microorganisms determine our overall health and the likelihood of us becoming susceptible to disease, infection, virus, and so on.”

“The intestine is exposed to a multitude of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, fungi, archaea and viruses that live in our digestive tracts. When a person’s good gut flora is overwhelmed, a number of health conditions can exist, and age, diet, and environmental factors play large roles in maintaining a healthy gut microbiota. For this reason, the intestines are really the “engine” of the body and food is literally the fuel. “

Isenring’s three pillar approach recognizes that diet alone will not keep most of us healthy. Exercise is also important, and the professor, who has long recognized that many people avoid exercise, instead advocates what she calls “comfortable exercise” – physical activities such as dancing, hula hooping, or swimming in the sea – that a person can do likes and likes can be done daily. When combined with a healthy approach to eating and a commitment to making these lifestyle choices, Dr. Isenring that we can forego the draconian and stressful activity of counting calories, frustrate people and, more importantly, fail to take into account the quality of the calories themselves. It is far better, she argues, to focus on the caliber of the food, that you eat because “eating three candy bars may be within your caloric intake for the day, but your body isn’t going to love it.”

As for chocolate bars, the world-renowned nutritionist goes on to say that while sugar is responsible for many diseases in the body such as high blood pressure, inflammation, weight gain, type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease, “the devils” may not make many.

“We eat way too much sugar in the modern western diet, but it’s not as black and white as simply denouncing all sugar and removing carbohydrates from your diet. The naturally occurring sugar in fruits is very well handled by the body and accordingly fruit is very important for a healthy diet due to the nutrients, phytochemicals and fiber it contains. Our bodies need good sources of carbohydrates from fresh fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains. “

“I think the message about sugar is a bit skewed. Of course, we need to avoid soft drinks and definitely cut down on processed foods, but a little sugar or honey every now and then is fine. Of course, don’t drive yourself crazy and try to make better decisions by replacing fruits like berries with foods high in processing sugar, or as I like to call them “nature’s lollipops”. They are very important to overall health, especially blueberries, which are a well-known prebiotic that really contributes to healthy digestion. “

“Remember, health and well-being are not so much about what you weigh as they are about what you put into your body and the health of your gut microbiota.”

(Video by Dr. Liz on the subject)

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