September 21

Why is Gut Health Such a Hot Topic?


In the personal journey for growth and self-care, a healthy diet, good water consumption, and gut health are all essential. One of the key pillars of our approach to a better, healthier lifestyle is using food as fuel and food as medicine to maintain excellent health. One of the hottest topics right now is gut health, and although you might not expect it has that much in common with your personal growth journey, you might be surprised. Enter your text here...

The Brain/Gut Relationship 

Listening to your gut is not just something people say to help you make a decision. Many people consider the gut to be the second brain, so it should not be surprising to learn that the gut and the brain are linked. But, it is not as simple as your gut helping you make decisions. As much of this is left up to the main brain, the gut is responsible for digestion, working with (or against) Microbiota found within your stomach. 

A healthy gut can still contribute to a healthy brain, though. Filing to treat the body the way it deserves won’t just impact your stomach and contribute to digestive issues. If you consider gut bacteria to be a field of flowers, a bad diet can lead to bad bacteria, or weeds, to overgrow. 

What problems can bad bacteria cause? 

Of course, some weeds are good for the field, but too many weeds can cause serious issues. 

Bad bacteria, or weeds, has the potential to wreak havoc on your overall health. From top to bottom, your poor lifestyle and diet choices will catch up to you. Some of the most significant issues can include: 

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Low self-esteem
  • Irritability
  • Poor professional and personal performance

You are also more susceptible to diseases and illness, especially stomach or digestion-based illnesses. What’s more, ignoring your gut’s health could risk degenerative issues later in life that can affect mobility and memory. 

What does a healthy gut lifestyle look like? 

If you feel like you have not done enough to maintain a healthy gut and brain relationship, you can rest assured that it is never too late. If you’re ready to answer the call, run your life, and are prepared to find your true meaning and purpose, one of the best places to start is seeking a healthy gut lifestyle. This type of lifestyle will include:


Eating more probiotics and trying fermented foods are two of the easiest ways for you to cultivate a healthy gut lifestyle. Foods like Yogurt, Kimchi, Sauerkraut, and Kombucha are all great places to start, to give you the healthy gut you always knew was possible. 

Less sugar

Sugar addiction is one of the most damaging epidemics worldwide, and consuming too much sugar leads to an imbalance called gut dysbiosis. It will also affect your metabolism and can lead to diabetes if you’re not careful.

No more stress

Everyone can claim to live a stressful life, but this is not good for brain or gut health. While it can be challenging to reduce stress, look for breathing exercises and meditation techniques to reduce gut disruption. 

Regular exercise 

We already know how crucial regular exercise is, and it will directly impact your gut health. Losing weight will reduce the pressure on your stomach, and eating healthy foods is also bound to be beneficial.

Make sure to follow Next Level Method on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest ideas, news, and information about your personal growth. 


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Dan Buettner, Founder of Blue Zones, New York Times Bestselling Author, Public Speaker and National Geographic Fellow

Dan Buettner, Founder of Blue Zones, New York Times Bestselling Author, Public Speaker and National Geographic Fellow
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