How to Heal Your Gut Without Even Lifting a Fork

Keep Calm and Eat Yogurt

I’ve got a gut feeling you’re going to love this one! Today I’m going all-in on fermented foods, what microbes have to do with love? And your FREE recipe today is a ‘matcha’ made in heaven! 😉 

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Heal Your Gut Without Lifting a Fork

Okay maybe not completely without lifting a fork, but close enough…

Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, THE guy when it comes to gut health and the microbiome, doesn’t hold back. Here's what he's got for us today from the Rich Roll podcast:

1. Unleash the Power of Fiber: Dr. B is all about fiber, and he's got the science to back it up. Want optimal gut health? Want to fight off disease and supercharge your immune system? Then you need to get serious about fiber.

2. Sleep Your Way to a Better Gut: Yeah, you read that right. More restful sleep equals more diversity in your microbiome. It's not just about feeling refreshed; it's about giving your gut what it needs to thrive. Think about that the next time you hit the snooze button.

3. Love and Microbes: A Match Made in the Gut: Now, this is where things get wild. They looked at couples, right? The closer they felt, the more microbes they shared. The more distant? Fewer microbes. It's like a love story for the scientific age, and it's reshaping how we think about relationships and health.

So, what's the takeaway? Your gut isn't just some part of you; it's a living, breathing ecosystem that's tied to everything from what you eat to how you sleep and even who you love.

Keep Calm and Eat Yogurt

Ever feel like your gut's trying to tell you something?

Well, buckle up, because it's not just last night's burrito talking. Your gut's got a mind of its own, and it's time to listen up.

From mood swings to brainpower, according to Harvard Health your belly's calling the shots…

Gut-Brain Connection: Ever heard of the gut-brain axis? It's real, and it's a game-changer. Your gut's like a second brain, producing neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and more. Get this: 90% of serotonin is made right in your digestive tract!

Mood and Appetite Control: Your gut's not just digesting food; it's regulating your mood and even telling your brain when to stop eating. About 20 minutes after chowing down, your gut's producing proteins to suppress that appetite.

Probiotics and the Brain: Now, here's where things get wild. Probiotics might be boosting your mood and brain function. Alzheimer's patients drinking milk with four probiotic bacteria species for 12 weeks scored better on cognitive tests. And women eating yogurt with probiotics were calmer when faced with angry or frightened faces.

The Future of Probiotics: We're just scratching the surface here. Research is ongoing, but the early signs point to probiotics supporting not just a healthier gut but a healthier brain too.

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Milk Goes In. Yogurt Comes Out – Simply Perfect Results, Effortless Every Time

It’s velvety thick, creamy, and rich…

It’s dairy-free and packed full of health-boosting probiotics and nutrients…

It tastes amazing – far beyond anything they can sell in the stores…

And you made it.

Better yet –

This is just one of 12 amazing dairy-free (or milk) yogurts you now easily make – perfectly tailored to your personal health and taste preferences.

So allow yourself to daydream a little… What type of luxury yogurt do you fancy next?

Upgrade Your Plate…

Feeling the Jitters? Swap Coffee For Matcha

Once upon a time, I could down 10 cups of coffee like it was nothing. Yeah, those were the times.

But let's be real; it was messing with my head and, well, other parts too.

So, what's a caffeine lover to do when the jitters kick in, but you still crave that morning ritual?

I found my answer in matcha. It's like the cool, collected cousin of coffee, and here’s why…

Less Caffeine, More Control: Matcha's got less caffeine than coffee, so say goodbye to those jitters and hello to a smoother energy ride.

🌱 Antioxidant Powerhouse: Packed with antioxidants like EGCG, matcha's not just a drink; it's a health boost in a cup.

⚡ Energy Without the Crash: Thanks to the combo of caffeine and L-theanine, matcha gives you energy without the crash. It's like fuel for your brain.

🤗 Easy on the Stomach: Got a sensitive stomach? Matcha's your friend. It's gentler than coffee and tastes great too.

🔥 Burn Calories, Not Time: Some say matcha boosts metabolism. Who doesn't want that?

❤️ Heart-Healthy: Matcha might even help keep your cholesterol in check. Your heart will thank you.

So, ready to make the switch? Matcha's more than just a trendy drink; it's a lifestyle choice to put an end to those caffeine jitters!

The ​Cooking Corner

5 Minute Green Goddess Power Bowl

Dive into the Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl, and taste the matcha magic for yourself.

Prep time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 5 Minutes
Serves 2

Special Equipment: Blender


  • 2 cups (135g) kale

  • 1 cup (90g) broccoli florets, steamed

  • 1 cup (140g) frozen kiwi, peeled and chopped

  • 2½ cups (375g) frozen banana

  • 1 cup (240g) dairy-free milk

  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder

  • Garnish

  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced ¼ inch thick

  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender jug and blend on high for 2 minutes until smooth and creamy.

  2. Divide the mixture between 2 bowls.

  3. Garnish with kiwi slices, and hemp seeds.

And finally…ENJOY fellow God’s and Goddesses!

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Until next week,

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