Did you know that a healthy gut can lead to beautiful, glowing skin and an overall increase in energy and vitality? It all starts in your stomach! Lee Holmes, the founder of Supercharged Food, has some amazing cookbooks and products that aim to restore the health of your gut and promote the overall health of our bodies.
In addition to Lee's Heal Your Gut book and the anti-parasitic Love Your Gut Powder is her four week Heal Your Gut Program. I asked Lee a bunch of questions about the program, because I knew you'd want to know! Here are her answers:
What does 'Heal Your Gut' mean?
By heal your gut I mean restoring the health of the gut in a number of ways, by restoring the lining of your gut to help with better nutrient absorption, increased energy and vitality, by improving the balance of good flora in the gut, by cutting down on foods that aggravate and irritate the gut and by learning and implementing ways to improve the functioning and health of your gut on a day to day basis.
Who will benefit most from this program?
More and more people suffer from modern day chronic diseases that can be aggravated by diet and a poorly functioning digestive system. Whether you have an autoimmune or digestive disorder, food allergies or intolerances, conditions such as IBD, IBS, Crohn's disease, Celiac disease, leaky gut, inflammatory issues, thyroid problems, neurological disorders, obesity, diabetes, arthritis or fibromyalgia, this program will provide you with information and a protocol to follow, along with anti-inflammatory recipes to help repair your gut so you can get back on track with your health.
This program is for you if you've been:
- Eating a diet high in sugar, carbohydrates, preservatives and additives (the typical modern diet)
- Taking antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDS), steroids, antidepressants, statins, laxatives and antacids
- Taking the birth-control pill
- Drinking tap water, which contains chemicals such as fluoride and chlorine
- Exposed to and absorbing toxins (conventional beauty and household products)
What are the symptoms that this program can help alleviate?
This program will also help you if you suffer from:
- Irritable bowel syndrome and digestive disturbances such as bloating, gas, constipation, or diarrhea, new sensitivities to foods eaten regularly
- Chronic fatigue, lethargy, brain fog
- Muscle and joint pain and fibromyalgia
- Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, scleroderma or multiple sclerosis
- Low immune system
- Dry skin conditions and allergy problems
- Oral and vaginal thrush, urinary tract infections
How does this program differ from your ebook?
The program is different to the book as it is a guided program focussing on TLC, where I nurture all participants through the Heal Your Gut experience. During the program, participants have access to an array of resources and information in order to make the experience as smooth, easy and enjoyable as possible.
There is a unique Heal Your Gut portal, which you can think of as your home for restoring your inner health! In addition to all of the online resources, there are regular digest emails with information and inspiration as well as videos and checklists.
You'll find information about getting familiar with the program, deciding what recipes to make, planning your shopping and asking any questions you may have. The online program runs through the steps to restoring the gut and provides tips and tools that I recommend to assist the repair process.
There are videos about how to curb cravings, healing herbals, natural healing and how to navigate through cleansing the body. I invite all HYGrs to further their knowledge of the digestive system. As the saying goes, knowledge is power and the more you know about what can affect your gut, the better the transition to and from the program will be.
You'll be able to access the latest research and scientific findings in gut health as well as access our special team of experts in the form of leading gastroenterologists, naturopaths, nutritionists, biochemists, Chinese medical doctors, kinesiologists, scientists, meditation and holistic practitioners such as hypnotherapists and skin experts.
How does the Heal Your Gut program utilise the Love Your Gut powder?
The powder can assist in the cleansing phase of the program and beyond. There are four key phases to gut repair; an easily digestible diet avoiding irritants, the cleansing and detoxification stage, the repopulating phase with good probiotic-rich foods and the the stress and the gut connection stage.
How long does the program run for?
It runs for four weeks.
What are the key outcomes of the program?
Participants will learn critical steps to help restore the gut at a fundamental level and ways to easily implement them into their lives. They will benefit from increased energy, better food absorption, weight loss, skin improvements, improvement in IBS and IBD symptoms, freedom from hormonal and inflammatory issues, and a better mind/body connection. They should see improvement in symptoms related to anxiety and depression, improved general wellbeing, and better sleeping.
What will people leave with once completing the program?
A much better sense of how the gut is the epicentre to health and how it can affect a number of key bodily systems. They will also walk away with practical advice that can be implemented easily into their lives and continued on with. They can also look forward to a enjoying a healthy life, free of tummy pain, distended belly and other digestive discomforts!
To learn more about gut health and how you can get rid of parasites naturally, read my blog post here.