Healthy gut means a healthy you! 9 ways to promote a healthy gut

Healthy gut means a healthy you! 9 ways to promote a healthy gut



While the holidays are a time of joy and celebration, they can also be a gateway to over-indulgence. Rich food, sugar, alcohol, and stress can affect digestion. One excellent resolution for the new year is to take your gut health seriously. The gut is crucial in digestion, nutrient absorption, and immune function.

Poor gut health can manifest in various ways, including gas and diarrhea, bloating, heartburn, acid reflux, weight changes, food allergies and intolerances, fatigue, skin issues, joint pain, sleep disturbances, and even autoimmune disorders.

The importance of a healthy gut on your overall health cannot be overstated! Here are some scientifically proven ways to promote a healthy gut:

  • Eat more fiber.
  • Cultivate healthy gut bacteria with probiotics and prebiotics.
  • Diversify your diet.
  • Avoid artificial sweeteners.
  • Reduce or avoid processed foods.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Drink enough water.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Manage your stress.

Once you repair your gut, you can expect improved digestion, increased energy, and a better outlook. A healthy gut means a healthy you for 2024!


By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit