This article was written by Sally Spicer. 

Sally Spicer is a nutritional therapist who studied at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM, Kings cross). Registered with the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), she now runs her own wellness business - Touch of Vitality.  Sally's holistic approach to healthcare aims to help her clients achieve the feeling of total wellness that lasts a lifetime and not just the length of a prescription medication.

Self-care is not a one size fits all.

Whether your version of self-care is putting your feet up with a glass of red, a face mask and the latest episode of real housewives OR having a green tea and doing a soothing yoga flow, we all have one common link. Our gut wants nothing but the best for us.

In the age of self-care, why should we limit ourselves to just one day? Self-care Sunday sounds great and we are all looking forward to it, but what if we could implement self-care every day.

How does our gut microbiome demonstrate its love to us every day?

  • They digest the food we eat to give us the energy to live! The energy provided from the digestion of food keeps us awake throughout the day and promotes a well-functioning sleep-wake cycle. The better-quality foods we provide for our microbiome, the more beneficial the results.

  • They protect us from potentially harmful substances from bacteria to environmental toxins. Our gut thrives on protecting us. Imagine your gut is like a hot new night club and everyone wants to get in. Your microflora work as the security. The more balanced your microflora is, the more protected you are from unwanted guests because your security level is flawless.
  • If your security system is working efficiently then you reap the benefits of reduced levels of inflammation throughout your entire body, including your skin. Your gut microflora is one of the main pillars for your skincare routine. Face masks and essential oils will only get you so far. They are short term solutions to an imbalance much deeper. Much like adding a plaster to a cut that probably needs stitches.
  • They are responsible for producing around 90-95% of your serotonin. Serotonin is more commonly known as our happy hormone. Having low levels of serotonin can lead to mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. Serotonin also plays a key role in defining the quality of your sleep.

    • Bloating
    • Gassiness
    • Abdominal cramping
    • Diarrhoea/Constipation 

The repercussions of having an unbalanced microbiome 

Sometimes, the symptoms that develop due to a lack of diversity in our gut microbiome prevent us from going out and doing the things we love. Not being able to fit into your favourite jeans due to heavy bloating or skipping date night because you're not sure how long you're going to be on the toilet for. Avoiding events or social interactions can often become the norm for some people due to digestive problems, but we know you deserve to experience better. 

I don't have enough time to implement self-care routines every day

First of all, we hear you. However, self-care doesn't always mean having to step back from the day at hand to have time alone. Self-care can be as simple as taking a Probio7 supplement and allowing your gut microbiome to do the internal, time-consuming work for you while you conquer the day ahead.  

I don't like taking capsules - I find them hard to swallow  

We understand and we wouldn't want you to force yourself to try. That's why our supplements can be easily pulled apart and sprinkled onto cold food or cold drink, like blitzed in with your breakfast smoothie. They go undetected with no odours or flavourings.  

Take away message 

Taking a Probio7 supplement daily should be part of your routine daily self-care because you deserve to live comfortably without worry. Probio7 is here to provide you with a free consultation to help determine which of our products is specific to your unique needs.  

Your guts microbiome wants nothing but the best for you.  

24 hours day 7 days a week 52 weeks of the year. Through bottomless brunches, take-away lunches and nasty bugs - your microbiome has only one priority and that's keeping you healthy. 

If you'd like to learn more about supporting your gut health, why not book a free 1:1 consultation with our nutrition team? We can recommend diet and lifestyle changes that can make a big difference. To book, simply click here.