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Gut Health

“All disease begins in the gut.” -Hippocrates

The health of your gastrointestinal system is extremely important to your overall well-being. Largely responsible for the critical functions of the body’s digestive and immune systems, beneficial bacteria in your digestive system have the capability of affecting your body’s vitamin and mineral absorbency, hormone regulation, digestion, vitamin production, immune response, and the ability to eliminate toxins, not to mention your overall mental health.

Digestion, mood, health, and even the way people think is being linked to their “second brain”, also known as their gut, more and more every day. The Enteric Nervous System (ENS) is what scientists are calling the 100 million or so nerve cells that line our gastrointestinal tracts. The main role of the ENS is to control digestion, and in doing so it also communicates back and forth with the brain as to the overall health of the body’s gut and immune system.

The connection between gut health and mood has been known for some time, as individuals suffering from bowel-disorders such as Celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or leaky gut are more likely than others to also suffer from autoimmune diseases and mental issues such as depression and anxiety. Symptoms related to poor gut health can be as obvious like headaches, fatigue, joint pain, and immune system weakness.

Most often, dysbiosis is the result of too many bad “bugs” including bacteria, yeast, and sometimes parasites, and not enough good ones. This imbalance causes damage to the mucosal layer of your GI tract; the normally smooth intact mucosal layer becomes permeable, allowing food proteins to enter into the blood stream. This consequently activates your immune system, causing inflammation, food sensitivities, and a myriad of symptoms both in the GI system and throughout the whole body.

Sourced from: Nava Center

Coconut Crumbed Prawns with Grapefruit Salad

Our ultimate SIBO-friendly Christmas menu includes these delicious (and healthy!) Coconut Crumbed Prawns with Ruby Grapefruit Salad. Yum!

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 12 king/jumbo prawns (or shrimp), shelled and deveined
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 4 handfuls watercress, washed
  • 2 ruby grapefruit, cut into segments
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Break the egg into a bowl and beat until combined. Place the coconut and salt on a plate and mix thoroughly. Dip the prawns/shrimp in the egg, shake off excess, then dip in the coconut. Place on a clean plate. Repeat until all prawns/shrimp are covered. Melt the coconut oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat. To test if the oil has come to temperature, dip a corner of a prawn in the oil. If it sizzles, it is ready. Cook the prawns in the oil until cooked through on both sides. Remove and drain on paper towel. Place the watercress and grapefruit in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil and white wine vinegar together. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing onto the salad and mix thoroughly. To serve, divide the salad and grapefruit segments over four plates. Top with three prawns/shrimp on each plate.

Sourced from: https://www.thehealthygut.com/recipes/coconut-crumbed-prawns-with-a-ruby-grapefruit-salad/