How a Gut Reset Improves Your Physical & Mental Wellbeing

February 23, 2023

The gut impacts the entire body due to the gut microbiome. From digestive health to brain health, heart health to the immune system, the gut really rules the universe. By making some changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can significantly improve your overall health.

According to Synchronicity Registered Dietitian, Lauren Zimmerman, a gut reset β€œsupports a healthy gut microbiome, promotes intention and mindfulness around eating, reduces stress and inflammation, and promotes a sustainable way of eating that you will be capable of continuing all year long.”

The 21 Day Gut Reset, created by Zimmerman, is an excellent way to head start your gut health journey.

When there is an imbalance in the gut, dysbiosis can occur, which means there is more harmful bacteria than good bacteria in the gut. Dysbiosis can result in a long list of chronic conditions.

What can a gut imbalance exacerbate in your body?

A troubled gut can largely contribute to feelings of anxiety, stress, bloating, and depression. A gut reset is an effective way to take control of your health. By taking care of yourself and changing what you are allowing into your body, you can improve stress levels, blood pressure, sleep, absorption of nutrients, and so much more.

Balanced gut, balanced mind

A healthy gut can enhance all aspects of your life. There are other factors that contribute to a healthy gut besides changes to your diet. Those include:

  • Playing and exercising outdoors
  • Adequate sleep
  • Stress management
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness

By nourishing your body with foods rich in anti-inflammatory compounds, antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, you will find that these are the foods you will want to be eating.

β€œThe structure of the gut reset plan is rich in complex carbohydrates which help with sleep, overall mood, and tryptophan levels which is a precursor to serotonin. A gut reset encourages fibrous, whole foods that promote a balanced release of sugar into the bloodstream and curves food cravings,” says Zimmerman.

Neurotransmitters are also largely produced by the gut microbes which allow those heathy levels of serotonin to reach your brain.

Some antioxidant-rich foods included in the gut reset plan are pumpkin seeds, oats, lentils, and whole grains that naturally contain gut-approved prebiotic fiber. Chia, hemp and flax seeds are also an incredible source of Omega-3, fiber, and protein. These, seeds, also referred to as holy trinity of seeds, work well in yogurt, oatmeal and smoothies.

Improve your digestive health and overall wellbeing by registering for our 21-Day Gut Reset Class.


Modern Minds with MUSC Health

Synchronicity is a subsidiary of Modern Minds, a non-profit organization dedicated to treating and empowering mental health and wellbeing. We often partner together to offer truly integrative care for Modern Minds clients, Synchronicity members and the greater Lowcountry community.