Why we need to focus on our nutrition for optimal gut health
When it comes to food and its impact on our bodies, medicine, and the functional nutrition community are demonstrating that the link between our digestive health and overall health matters immensely.
As moms, we have a busy schedule and often we are focusing on nourishing our children and less so on nourishing ourselves. Considering 70% of our immune system lives in our gut, it shouldn’t be the last thing we consider when we try and get back on track with our health.
In today’s episode, Tu-Hein and Maggie are talking with Courtney Podany, a nutritional therapy practitioner with an emphasis on gut health. Her focus is to help clients find the most supportive foods for their unique bodies, teach them how to optimize their digestion, and provide everyday tips to begin healing their gut.
During our powerful conversation, Courtney speaks on making the connection between nutritional health and gut health, the importance of nourishing foods over packaged foods, and common examples of food and trends that lead to poor gut health.
What we covered:
- Courtney shares her journey and how signing up for a nutritional therapy practitioner certificate completely changed her career trajectory.
- How Courtney made the connection between nutritional health and gut health after being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
- How to keep nutrition simple as a busy mom.
- Common pitfalls you can avoid as a mom when it comes to nutrition.
- Examples of food and trends that lead to poor gut health.
- Addressing poor gut health can help fix symptoms like bloating, low energy, and even acne.
- The top 3 ways you can prioritize your food intake for gut health.
Courtney’s goal as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is to simplify health and wellness for her clients with an emphasis on gut health. Her focus is on helping clients to find the most supportive foods for their unique bodies, teach them how to optimize their digestion, and everyday tips to begin healing their gut.
Some results her clients experience range from increased energy, reduction of digestive issues like heartburn and bloating, identifying food sensitivities, and decreased feelings of anxiety and depression. Courtney works one on one with clients and offers a virtual, four week course called Gut Rescue people can go through, as well.
She is a new mom to a 14 month old daughter named, Gianna.