With the colder months rapidly approaching, so are increased incidence of virus's like the cold and flu.
Some key nutrients that can help prevent, and reduce the severity of cold and flu symptoms can easily be combined into a delicious winter soup.
Some key areas integral for the health of our immune system includes our gut and microbiome aka healthy gut bacteria. As our gastrointestinal tract comes into contact with all sorts of bugs, pathogens, toxins and food from the outside environment, it's important that our immune system resides there to help fight off any harmful invaders.
Some environmental, diet and lifestyle factors that may reduce the integrity of our gut lining and diminish our healthy bacteria include:
Before we start trying to compensate for all of the above by buying some probiotics, they're not going to be actually doing all that much if our gut lining is permeable. Heard of "Leaky Gut"? All of the above can diminish the integrity of our gut lining, and yep, you guessed it, it allows it to become permeable - meaning that the cells are no longer in their tight junctions, and food/pathogens and toxins can freely flow into the blood stream, and wreak havoc on your body. Have you ever had brain fog after eating certain foods? Or seem to have brain fog quite regularly? Chances are the food you're eating, or lifestyle factors may be causing this leaky gut/leaky brain scenario.
Don't freak out - we can help quite effectively with nutritional and herbal medicine.
Some key nutrients required to heal your gut include:
NOW INTO THE RECIPE!
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