Gut health isn’t a common conversation topic around the water cooler at work or at the table during family dinner. But chances are many of your coworkers, family members, and friends are dealing with gut-related issues every day. In fact, over 74% of Americans have reported living with some type of gut-related symptom for more than six months!
Symptoms like heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, and bloating can be inconvenient or uncomfortable at a minimum and traumatizing or painful at their worst. Surprisingly, there are other symptoms—such as fatigue, chronic joint pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and blood sugar imbalances—that you don’t feel in your gut but that are related to imbalances and inflammation at the core of your gastrointestinal (GI) system.
Next to the common cold, gut issues and discomfort are the most common reason that people seek over the counter remedies or medical advice. Research shows that 40% of people worldwide have been diagnosed with a GI disorder. An issue this prevalent deserves our attention at the water cooler or dinner table!
Understanding Gut Health
Navigating gut-related symptoms can be tricky. Even though your GI system is located inside your body, it’s highly influenced by the environment around it. As you may expect, lifestyle factors like food and beverage choices, sleep, physical activity, medication, surgeries, and stress can affect your gut health. Therefore, taking a holistic approach that considers lifestyle factors can help you identify the root cause of your symptoms.
Restore Gut Health Now
Wellbeats’ new partnership with food as medicine company Launch My Health provides access to six new nutrition and culinary programs, including Restore Gut Health. This program is designed to help you achieve optimal gut health, alleviate related symptoms, and manage chronic health conditions through nutrition and lifestyle techniques.
This effective, science-based program is led by registered dietitian Megan Green. In Restore Gut Health, you’ll learn how to implement a functional medicine approach called the 5R Approach to Gut Health to start optimizing your gut function and improve gut symptoms. You’ll gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of how your gut—and whole body—works.
This course covers the following:
- Functions of your gastrointestinal system (not only digestion)
- Factors that affect your gut health
- The step-by-step 5R Approach to Gut Health (remove, replace, reinoculated, repair, and rebalance)
All six of Launch My Health’s evidence-supported programs are built on the belief that food is at the core of health and wellbeing. Each program, including Restore Gut Health, includes recipes, meal plans, and comprehensive workbooks. Already a Wellbeats member? Enroll in Restore Gut Health now.
About Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company
Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company is a leading provider of on-demand virtual fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes for use in workplaces of all sizes, health plans, on college or university campuses, multi-family housing, the U.S. military, and fitness and health clubs. Based in St. Louis Park, MN, Wellbeats makes fitness accessible, affordable, and approachable for everyone. More than 1,000 classes and 35+ programs are available to help members stay on track and meet their goals. To learn more, visit www.wellbeats.com or check out a sampling of the company’s fitness classes during a Facebook Live class, and follow Wellbeats on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Launch My Health
Based in St. Paul, MN, Launch My Health is a leader in on-demand, virtual nutrition and culinary education services for employers, health plans, and healthcare in a scalable, cost-effective way. Launch My Health uses a food as medicine approach to empower participants to transform their health in their own homes through comprehensive programs, live culinary classes, and private nutrition coaching with a dietitian. Combining the latest research, behavior change models, and outcomes data with the team’s fun and approachable style, Launch My Health programs produce real results. To learn more about how Launch My Health can help your organization, visit www.launchmyhealth.com and follow on LinkedIn.