Search
  • Nathan Waters

PROBLEM #12 YOU DISRESPECT YOUR GUT


It all starts and ends in the gut; it doesn’t matter if you are counting your calories or your macros, training once a week or twice a day, spending money on supplements you don’t need; unless your gut function is optimized, you are just spinning your wheels.

It’s not normal to have gas, bloating or digestive upset on a daily basis. I bet that nearly every one of you who are reading this would have one or more of the following on a regular basis:

  • Gas

  • Bloating

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Stomach cramping

  • Recurring flu and colds

  • Skin conditions

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Depressive thoughts

Why should you care about your gut?

You are not what you eat; you are what you assimilate.

You can be eating and drinking the ‘perfect diet’, but if you don’t break down the food properly, you don’t get all of the nutrients.

If you are eating foods that cause an irritation in your gut then you will be inflamed – think of when you roll your ankle and it swells up, that’s inflammation – inflammation leads to fat storage, so if your goal is weight loss while you’re inflamed, good luck to you!

What can you do from here?

  • You have to remove whatever it is that is inflaming you – if your sink is overflowing do you stop the water from running of remove the plug?

  • Write down a list of symptoms you have on a weekly basis – you want to form a pattern or a trend that you can track or monitor

  • Keep a food diary and make notes of how these items make you feel

  • Avoid the common offenders – gluten, wheat and dairy (this won’t be the same for everyone, but it’s a good start)

  • Try to heal your gut – aloe Vera and glutamine work well

Once the item or items have been identified you have to remove them – avoid them for 3-6 months, reintroduce one at a time and whichever ones flare up your symptoms are the ones you will more than likely have to avoid for good.

#teamthp

#nutrition #health #performance #thp #totalhealthperformance

22 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Leptin

Leptin is a hormone made by fat tissue that is involved in appetite control. Leptin lets the brain know how much fat you are storing. When leptin levels go up, your appetite goes down. It let’s you kn

4 Week Speed and Agility Program

One of the most common programs we get asked for would have to be speed and agility. Truth be told, running through ladders and sidestepping through come drills will only get you so far. Agility is ba

4 Week Fat Loss Sprint Program

If you’re going to run or do any type of training outside of the gym for body composition, you may as well optimize it as much as you can. Yes, you can just run and run and run and eventually you will