Gut Health: What is the Gut-Brain?

A couple years ago I heard the term "Gut-Brain" and it sent me on a knowledge quest to learn more. 

 

What is the Gut-Brain?


The gut–brain is the biochemical signaling that takes place between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system. In order for your gut-brain to function properly, you must have a healthy gut, including healthy gut flora. Did you know your gut health can affect your overall health, including mental and physical. In fact, 90% of your mood boosting Serotonin is produced in your gut and 70% of the cells needed for a healthy immune system originate in your gut.

Symptoms of an Unhealthy Gut

Do you experience any of the following symptoms: bloating, gas, indigestion, immune challenge, skin concerns or poor mood? If so, it is very likely that your gut is unhappy. I personally have struggled with bloating, painful gut, nausea, migraines and more. I found out the hard way that my gut needed help. I got to the point where chunks of my intestine were coming out during number two, I know, TMI right! But I struggled with this for years before finally realizing just how much my gut health played a role in my overall health. 

 

How to Make Your Gut Healthy

So, in order to make my gut healthy I did a few things. For one, I stopped eating things I knew hurt my gut - follow the wise old saying "follow your gut". I am not perfect or a "health freak" by any means but I try to eat things that I know are good for me. Water is also very important. I have multiple Yeti cups at home and work, I drink at least 90 ounces a day but usually more. Having a regular sleep schedule and routine has helped me get the rest I need so my body and heal and function properly. I also exercise by going to the gym on a regular schedule. 

 

What Broke My Plateau

All the things already discussed really helped, but I am trying to lose the last bit of my baby weight (from a year ago...) and even my personal trainer couldn't help me bust through the plateau I hit. Then, a few months ago I was a vendor at a shopping event and I met a lovely gal named Alison. She was also a vendor at the event and she was drawn to my table. We instantly clicked - we have the same goals and vision. She shared with me a product line called Plexus. The whole line focuses on gut health, because if your gut is healthy it will affect your overall health. 

I knew what she said was true and it made total sense, especially with what I had just learned in my Health Coach Certification course. So, I decided to try it out. I purchased a seven day trial pack of a product called "Slim", commonly referred to as "Pink Drink". It actually tastes good, like Watermelon, Strawberry Lemonade! All I had to do was drink this tasty drink once a day - I could do that! 

 

After one week I felt great! But I soon fell out of the routine with the craziness going on in my life (not a good excuse, I know). Recently, I decided to recommit, it is a new year and a new me. And guess what y'all - I lost 3 pounds in 7 days and my tummy bloat is gone! All from drinking a pink, tasty drink everyday. Now, I am going to layer in a couple other products - all together these are known as TriPlex. 

 

Plexus - Why Is It So Magical?

Okay, so what is this magical, tasty Pink Drink and what the heck is a TriPlex? Slim features a premium microbiome activating formula that contains ingredients clinically demonstrated to improve your gut health and promote weight loss! Feed your gut beneficial prebiotics, support a healthy glucose metabolism, and lose weight - all with one great-tasting pink drink.

The other two parts of the TriPlex are the ProBio5 and Bio Cleanse. ProBio5 is formulated to promote an optimal gut health environment to balance intestinal yeast. This unique blend of enzymes and probiotics helps the gut maintain a healthy digestive environment. Bio Cleanse helps get your digestion on track by speeding up the removal of harmful microbes and substances to support your body’s natural detoxification process.

 

My sponsor, Alison, has given me a guideline on how to start using the products and has been a huge support. I am still new to the whole Plexus world but I already have seen the huge benefit it has had on my life!

If you are interested in having a healthy gut and would like to try Plexus, contact me or visit my Plexus Shop

For just $25 you can try Plexus Slim for 7 days and change your life! 

 

Sources:

Wikipedia "Gut-Brain", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gut%E2%80%93brain_axis 

Plexus, https://plexusworldwide.com/wellnessbyellie/products 


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