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Unlocking Your Gut Health: Essential Tips from Dr. Prritii Nanda Sibal

Updated: Feb 26

Food, Medicines, and Lies

Understanding Your Gut’s Microbial Universe

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Welcome to a journey inside one of the most fascinating systems of your body – the gut microbiome. As a functional medicine expert, I see the gut not just as a digestive organ, but as a critical center of your overall health. This complex ecosystem, made up of trillions of microorganisms, plays a vital role in everything from digestion to your immune system, and even your mood.

Signs Your Gut Is Crying

Do you often feel bloated or suffer from indigestion? Is fatigue a constant companion? Migraine, fatty liver, gallstones, PCOS, weight gain, high cholesterol, IBS, IBD, hypothyroidism, Autism, ADHD or any autoimmune conditions - All indicate that your Gut is crying and needs attention. These can be signs that your gut microbiome is out of balance. An unhealthy gut can also manifest as skin issues, mood swings, and even contribute to chronic health conditions.

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Feeding Your Microbial Allies

What you eat significantly impacts your gut health. Highly processed foods and sugars are like fuel for harmful bacteria. In some people gluten, dairy products, soya and eggs can also trigger inflammation. On the other hand, a diet rich in fibers, such as leafy greens, whole grains, and a variety of vegetables, nurtures beneficial bacteria. Don't forget fermented foods like chach , sprouts, pickles, yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut – natural probiotics to boost your gut flora.

Lifestyle Tweaks for Gut Harmony

Physical activity is not just for weight management – it's also essential for a healthy gut. Exercise encourages a diverse microbiome. Also, never underestimate the power of good sleep and stress management; they are just as crucial for your gut as they are for your brain.

The Probiotic and Prebiotic Duo

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria, while prebiotics are the food that feeds them. Incorporate both into your diet for optimal gut health. Natural sources include bananas, onions, garlic (prebiotics), and fermented foods (probiotics). Sometimes, a supplement might be necessary, but always consult a healthcare professional first. Probiotics are like antibiotics - resistance can develop and it can be disastrous for you as well your community so be cautious when using probiotics as a supplement. 

Mindful Eating for Better Digestion

How you eat affects your gut health too. Mindful eating – focusing on your food, eating slowly, and savoring each bite – can improve digestion and absorption of nutrients. Our traditional culture of prayer before eating food is a powerful way of improving nutrition from our food. 30 seconds of prayer can shift you from parasympathetic to sympathetic drive and can boost your digestion and absorption. I call it Food Meditation. 

When to Seek Professional Help

If you're experiencing persistent digestive issues or any other chronic health problems and you know your GUT is crying it's important to consult a healthcare professional. A stitch in time saves nine and it is very true in GUT health cases as timely action can save you from endless days of agony. Functional medicine offers a personalized approach to diagnose and treat the root cause of your problems.

Your Gut, Your Health

Remember, a healthy gut means a healthy you. It's never too late to start taking care of your gut health. Simple changes in diet, lifestyle, and mindset can have profound effects on your overall well-being.

To learn more about optimizing your health through functional medicine, follow my blog, youtube channel - "Food Medicine & Lies" or book a consultation for personalized advice at 9868478149/9891048999 or write at

Stay healthy, Stay happy!

What's one small change you've made to improve your gut health, and how has it impacted your overall well-being? Share this with us in the comment box!


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