- Focus on what you can eat, instead of what you must avoid eating.
- Enjoy lots of different and colorful raw vegetables.
- Eat meat sparingly.
- Gorge on leafy greens.
- Drink a green smoothie daily.
- If you eat fish, opt for wild-caught varieties.
- Eat slowly and chew thoroughly.
- Skip processed foods.
- Seek out organic food.
- Increase foods’ nutritional values by sprouting and fermenting them.
- Lower the temperature by a few notches.
- Choose your fats wisely.
- Add some zing to your food with herbs and spices.
- Teach yourself – and your kids – to be ‘comfy’ without sugar.
- Become a nutrient hunter (and avoid “fillers”).
- Give your body a chance to rest now and then with periodic fasting.
- When you feel stressed out, take a deep breath and try to focus on the positives of life.
- Move your body often!
- Let food be your main source of nutrients, but feel free to give it a boost of added Vitamin D, Omega-3, and synbiotics.
- Relax, and don’t be too hard on yourself. That is the most important commandment of all.
Above you see the intestinal flora’s commandments. There’s a lot of them, we know, but they’re all important. Even though we have long known that we have billions of bacteria in our bodies, it has taken scientists only until quite recently to grasp how critical a rich and thriving intestinal flora is to our health. Today, gastrointestinal research is one of the hottest fields in science, and we are constantly acquiring new knowledge and a deeper understanding of the connection between bacteria, intestinal flora, and wellbeing. The intestinal flora’s commandments will prevent bad bacteria from colonizing the colon and help the good bacteria thrive.
If we can get started, you can too. Find some recipes that you like here on the blog, and start out slow. Find little shortcuts and don’t try to change all your habits overnight, just concentrate on taking small steps. Focus on what to add to your diet, rather than what to exclude. We don’t agonize over eating an ice cream or that last margarita we drank. Sure, it won’t strengthen our intestinal flora, but if there is something we have learned, it is that intestinal flora does not thrive on anxiety. We suggest, once and for all, that we lay to rest all of our health worries and guilty consciences!