Today we have our 3rd Purely Talk Q&A video for you guys. We are been receiving more and more questions that we are planning on getting to them all soon. Thanks again for everyone for asking us questions.
Now again we are not doctors but we do have a strong passion for health/nutrition and fitness related things. We have been on our own personal gut healing journey to help heal all our other health issues. As we all know by now how important the gut is for overall health. If you have a poor gut, you probably have poor health in some way. Of course there are exceptions.
For our journey healing the gut to improve our digestion and bowel movements was important. We feel having a strong digestion means you are absorbing the nutrients from the food you are eating, and then going to the bathroom regularly means you are getting rid of the bad stuff. Therefore your health should be good! And ever since we did our 30 day gut healing journey we have been getting stronger each month with our overall digestion.
It took awhile to get more comfortable with the way we have been eating but we couldn’t be more happy with where we are with our eats. Now remember things can change down the road. Now that we are healing, we feel more comfortable with our diet and are okay if we have to change things from time to time. It is not about being perfect, but more of making sure you are happy and enjoying life and feeling good!
We have already discussed some of our thoughts what diet is better raw-vegan or paleo for digestion?
A dear reader of ours Hanna asked us our thoughts if going more paleo helped with digestion and hormone balance!
Great question! A tough one too as there are many sides to this debate. Today we share from our personal experience what we have learned from both ways of eating.
Here are some key takeaways from the video:
- really listen to your body to see what foods it likes
- what foods you may gravate to might depend on where you live
- what foods your body may like at that moment may change depending on your current stress level and health situation
- don’t worry too much if it is paleo or raw/vegan – just focus on is your body liking it or not
- yes we do feel eating more ‘paleo’ like has helped with our digestion and balancing out hormones
Yes meat can be hard to digest, but so can some raw foods and certain vegetables. We find fattier meats to be easier to digest than lean ones. Taking a digestive enzymes does help. We try to keep our meals simple, which helps with our digestion. Make sure to chew food well! There are other supplements that can help with digestion. You can see what we took during our gut healing.
If you eat meat, make sure you get good quality meat. You do not want ones that have been injected with hormones. Eating a plant-based diet can help with hormones. But eating fats helps too! So we recommend getting a variety to help keep the body balanced. Taking hormone balancing supplements can help. We take vitex and maca at the moment.
It is important to eat good quality foods to help with both digestion and hormones. As well as – not over eating but make sure you are getting enough calories for energy, find how much your body can handle of certain foods, avoid foods that cause irritation, and eat when happy.
Other interesting reads about this topic:
Raw foods diet : Ayurvedic approach
Always fun for us to read different articles to give us a view from both sides.
We still hope to one day play around with eating more raw foods, but for now we are still focusing on healing our gut. And if that means more cooked food with some paleo like eats then that is what we will do. Everyone can handle different things, so remember find what works for you. Don’t be afraid to do different things than what others are doing –> keep finding what works for your body. Like we mentioned in video, we feel there is really no right or wrong way to heal. It is finding what works for your body and lifestyle! #bepurelyyou