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The good news is that a malfunctioning gut can be healed. Your microbiome, like your body, is designed for predictable cycles of sleep, wakefulness and eating. So as you bring yourself back into rhythm by adopting new habits, your gut will follow suit.
And one of the biggest influences on your microbiome’s health is your diet.
Think about what you are eating
Firstly, avoid sugary, starchy and processed foods. Those with lots of sugar and easily digested starch, such as pastries and processed breads, are mostly broken down in the small intestine. This can result in the proliferation of harmful bacteria, leading to bacterial overgrowth there.
Secondly, try to avoid glyphosate-sprayed crops. Glyphosate is a herbicide applied to a range of crops to kill weeds. It is also used as a drying agent before wheat and barley are harvested. Shop organic where you can, or grow your own.
The habits that are designed to keep you in rhythm and improve your overall health — exercising, cutting back on alcohol, quitting smoking — will ultimately benefit your microbiome, and your sleep, at the same time
Also, where possible, bypass the overuse of antibiotics. Sure, every so often a raging infection may warrant such treatment, but much of the time they’re unnecessary and can lead to potentially dangerous antibiotic resistance.
Inside the gut, they can be indiscriminate killers, taking out the good bacteria along with the bad. If your doctor prescribes them, ask whether alternative treatments are available.
Prebiotics are fibres in food that most of our digestive system can’t break down, but the bacteria in our microbiome certainly can.
They are like microflora superfoods, giving your ‘good’ bacteria the high-octane fuel they need to do all the things that keep your gut healthy. This includes protecting the gut wall, digesting your food, keeping the bad guys in check, contributing to your immune system and coordinating with your central nervous system.
Foods rich in prebiotic fibre include garlic, onions, radishes, leeks, asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, broccoli, lentils and chickpeas.
Fermented foods are also good news. Sauerkraut, yoghurt, kimchi (Korean fermented cabbage), miso and kefir (fermented milk) are loaded with beneficial bacteria that join forces with the good stuff in your gut.