This is a story about a magic potion and taboos.
It was the evening of the hottest day of the year. We were sipping white wine and tasting yummy canapes at one of the most beautiful venues in Covent Garden. Beautiful floaty dresses were worn with matching high heels at the Covent Garden hotel event.
You would never guess we were all there to discuss what goes on in the depths of our gut.
That’s right everyone, the gut has gone mainstream and we’re not afraid to say the word: poo.
According to top gut health expert Eve Kalinik, there’s no such thing as TMI (that’s Too Much Information in case you’re wondering – I had to google it too).
This is the opening event of the Gut Conversations. On a mission to create a healthier life, one gut at a time.
The experts were top notch: Dr Rangan Chatterjee, star of BBC’s Doctor in The House, Simon Gaisford Professor at UCL School of Pharmacy and nutritional therapist and all-round awesome girl Eve Kalinik . Basically your ordinary evening out ;).
They came out to debunk the myths involving the gut, to highlight the importance of a healthy microbiome and how the next generation of probiotics can change your life. And they were good fun too.
The magic potion I was telling you about? It has a name: Symprove.
This is pure health, bottled. The sponsors of the Gut Conversations have developed the best probiotic on the planet. I talk from first-hand experience, people. Armed with scientific evidence, these guys have developed something magic. It works like no other probiotic and it has the powers to change your life. More on that later.
You probably already know about my gut obsession from previous stories. Nurturing a healthy gut has an impact on your whole body and mind. If you’re on a journey towards a healthier you, this should be your first priority.
Gut is cool. Toilet habits are normal. After all, we all do it, right?
I’m a sucker for science-based evidence and these are the 7 key nuggets of gut wisdom I have learned this evening:
1. The scientific community is only starting to explore the role of the gut. But what we know is enough. And what we do know is that it’s key to a healthy, long life. Start acting now.
2. A healthy gut can help prevent some of the scariest “modern” diseases out there. This includes Obesity, Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
3. Having a healthy gut is not complicated. Get your food right first. Then consider to top it up with quality probiotics.
4. Simple foods make great prebiotics: think leeks, onions, artichokes and garlic. Most of them you can get from your local Tesco’s, so there are no excuses to starve the good bacteria.
5. Aim for 5 different colours of vegetables a day. Dr. xx even keeps a rainbow chart in the kitchen for his kids – how cool is that?
6. Diversity is underrated. Variety is the name of the game when it comes to the species of bacteria that live in your gut.
7. Quality probiotics are key when it comes to repopulate your gut. For me, Symprove is the best probiotic in the world. For some people it really is life changing.
Ladies, if you do only one new thing this month to improve your health, I recommend trying Symprove. I’m not going to give you all the science (boring) but you can find out all about here. It simply works. And just to be 100% clear, I am not getting paid to say this, it’s as always just my true, honest opinion.
Top tip: go for the Mango and Passion fruit flavour, which is slightly more palatable…
Curious? Just send me your questions on the comments box below – don’t be shy. Let’s keep the conversation going.
Hope this has inspired you to get cosy with your gut and start looking after it a bit more – it will truly love you right back, darlings.
Hungry for more? Check more gut health stories here: 9 Expert Healthy Gut Tips At Neom Kings Road !